Last weekend me and my roommate finally got around to carving pumpkins. Mid cleaning of the pumpkin, I realized I had never actually cleaned the pumpkin out myself, but my parents had always helped me or done it for me. I hate weird textures and it was absolutely a disgusting texture. Anyway, after finally sucking it up and cleaning out the (rather large) pumpkins we were going to carve, I needed to figure out what I was going to create! We figured we could carve things into both sides, yet the only thing I could think of was a cupcake. Yup, a cupcake into a pumpkin... so I went with it. Forever and a day later, I had a carved pumpkin and a ridiculous amount of pumpkin seeds left.
I put way too much effort into this...
And with a big candle inside it looks pretty cute!
Flaming cherry on top? Sure why not.
The recipe is super easy and pretty quick.
Sweet Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1 1/2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
1-2 tsp agave syrup (can substitute this for honey)
2 Tbsp light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Set oven to 300 degrees. Rinse, clean, and dry raw pumpkin seeds.
Place all of the ingredients into the bowl with the seeds.
They'll clump together, so once the seeds are cool you'll be able to break some of the chunks. It's definitely worth it!