Drunken Pumpkin Seeds

Not for the kids! These bad boys are soaked in whiskey. A perfect, sweet and salty snack for watching a football game. Or, if you’re like me, reading a book. Also, if you do not like the taste of whiskey, don’t worry! It is not overpowering at all and brings out a delicious nutty flavor. So let’s go roast some pumpkin seeds…

What you will need:

Baking sheet lined with parchment paper

1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds that have been washed and drained
1/2 cup whiskey
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste

Preheat oven to 275 degrees fahrenheit. In a saucepan, stir together pumpkin seeds, whiskey, syrup, sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes. Drain.

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Spread pumpkin seeds on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with more salt. Bake until golden brown, about an hour (or more depending on how crunchy you like them). Enjoy!

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