Sweet n’ Salty Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Seeds

I just love this time of the year, who doesn’t?!

Despite Halloween being a ‘Blah’ holiday for me/the excuse for girls to dress like slores, I would much rather bypass and enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I know that I’ve got to start making this holiday special for Baby Boo!

Last year, Baby Boo was only 3 months, but that didn’t stop me from dressing her up!

Look how small she is!!

Aweeee… πŸ™

Now we are only a few days from Halloween, and I have yet to decide what Boo is gonna be for Halloween.

We tossed around the idea of the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba…But I just couldn’t get the hubs to put on an orange jumpsuit and be DJ Lance.

I suggested homeless bums, since we basically can’t afford the 40 dollar costumes at target…

But Hubby didn’t want to get dirty…

(Can we all say, sissy la la?)

Despite costumes being so fudge popsicle expensive, it didn’t stop me from buying a $9 halloween candy basket at Target for Baby Boo!

Target is like the everything store version of Whole Foods…

I shouldn’t be allowed to shop there. I just end up spending more than I need, hiding things in Baby Boo’s closet, and secretly hoping the hubs doesn’t notice my new jacket, shoes, top, and purse….

But despite the expensive baskets, I was looking forward to taking Baby Boo the the pumpkin patch this year, carving pumpkins, and eating pumpkin seeds.

And to top it off, Baby Boo can now sport the pigtail look!

I swear, the day I can curl her hair, will be the happiest day of my life! πŸ™‚

The petting zoo was Baby Boo’s favorite…

I stood back and took pictures with my zoom lens. I love animals, but have a slight fear of them too…Something about a childhood experience involving a goat…

Those cute ugly fur balls are baby chickies.

I wanted to sneak one in my purse, but then I decided there was NO way I could hide THAT from Hubby…

The tractor ride was my favorite, but it wasn’t Boo’s…

And it probably wasn’t anyone else favorite ride, for those that were in the cars behind us.

Baby Boo has never been one to like sitting in one place…

That includes staying on a single bushel of hay.

But if tractor rides didn’t do it for her, than not being able to pick up a 10 pound pumpkin sure did…

You don’t want to know what happened next.

Really.

You don’t.

Later that night we carved pumpkins with the hubby.

We all had our different jobs…

Some jobs were a little more disgusting than others…

But, my job I believe was the most important of all…

You can’t carve pumpkins without roasting pumpkin seeds.

And, now I am going to add to that statement.

You can’t roast pumpkin seeds, without covering them in chocolate afterwards…

Sweet n’ Salty Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredeints:

Pumpkin Seeds( we had about 2 cups worth)

Salt and Pepper or Seasoning Salt

Non Dairy chocolate (about 1/2 C. per 2 c. pumpkin seeds)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350. Wash and dry pumpkin seeds, then spread on coated(with baking sheet or parchment paper) baking sheet. Sprinkle salt and pepper, or some seasoning salt through out, and toss to coat.

2. Bake for 30 or so minutes (depends on how many pumpkin seeds you have. More time for more seeds.)

3. When done, let cool.

4. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, and once melted add pumpkin seeds to the bowl.

5. Toss pumpkin seeds in chocolate until coated.

6. Spread seeds onto covered baking sheet (with mat or parchment paper) and set in fridge for a few minutes, or until set.

These are dangerous.

Like, you will eat these in one sitting of Beverly Hills Housewives…

And then regret you did it.

Then you will want more.

Happy Pumpkin Seed Making!

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  1. So glad that you covered them in chocolate! I was waiting to see how they turned out after you posted it on Facebook. They look so yummy!!
    And when I was working (not that being a stay at home Mommy isn’t a job, but you know what I mean), I used to go shopping on my lunch break and then keep the bags in the trunk until I had a free minute to run them inside without the hubby seeing everything. Haha πŸ™‚ Even now, I inflate the price of organic turkey bacon and organic apples so that I can disguise the fact that I bought 20 other things at Whole Foods that weren’t on my list πŸ™‚

  2. How have I never coated seeds in pumpkin?! That looks incredible. You definitely had the best job (no offense to Boo). πŸ™‚

  3. She is to adorable! I always love looking at your pictures and your recipes are always amazing! We haven’t carved our pumpkins yet, and if we do I’ll have to try this out!

    • Awe thanks so much Lisa! you are so sweet! I hope you do try this! or at least eat a chocolate chip and a pumpkin seed at the same time πŸ™‚ It’s a party in your mouth! haha

  4. Waw, chocolate covered pumpkin seed! How original!

  5. She is SO adorable – love the pink! And my mouth is drooling at those chocolate covered seeds, can’t wait to try! Happy Tuesday!

  6. I love that you dipped them in chocolate AND she is soooo cute. What a precious lil honey bun. I hope she has a fabulous halloween πŸ™‚

    • THANKS Averie!! I am so excited to take her out trick or treating :-)…even tho she isn’t going to eat the candy, I know she will just LOVE going door to door with her basket πŸ™‚ haha

  7. I love her cute little pig tails! So adorable. I love just about anything dipped in chocolate so I’m pretty sure I’d love these. Great recipe!

  8. Um can I come live with you? I promise I will take your place with baby boo on the tractor ride and petting zoo!

  9. Such a cute family! Those seeds looks scrumptious!!

  10. I looooove pumpkin seeds! I keep forgetting to pick up a pumpkin for that sole purpose! =)

    glad to know boo not only picked the pumpkin… but her nose too =) hahaha! shes so frickin cute!

  11. SO cute! I love the pouty lip pic of her on the hay !

    Gosh , you make me so excited for another kid, I just cross my fingers it will be a little princess! Either way I will just be blessed and grateful to have another baby!

    Loving these pumpkin seeds! We are carving pumpkins this weekend!

    xoxo <3

  12. Baby Boo is seriously the cutest thing ever. I love all the pumpkin pics! Those seeds look delish!

  13. Cute pictures of baby boo!
    I love roasting pumpkin seeds. I wish you hadn’t introduced me to the concept of covering them in chocolate!

  14. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! So tiny Boo!

    Ella is going as a pink leopard kitty cat!!!! Great minds, great minds, my friend.

    I am loving your pumpkin seed idea! I love making them and have been picking my brain thinking of other flavors I could make!!!Chocolate sounds great

    oh and Boo picking her nose is priceless

  15. Haha, I want your life!! πŸ™‚ You guys have so much fun! Cant wait till I get a handsom husband and beautiful baby of my own πŸ™‚
    I also cant wait to try out this recipe! Cause Im soo making this! Ive never tried pumpkin seeds in chocolate, but i can imagien it is lovely!

  16. I love Baby Boo’s pigtails. So cute. I was so excited when I had my daughter. It was short lived excitement when she turned into a total tomboy and refused anything girly enter her atmosphere. Still at 17 she refuses to dress up, wear makeup or curl her hair. Okay so this recipes rocks. You are a genius Ari. You never fail to impress me.

  17. Electro-cutey says:

    Found your website while looking for alternatives to the regular seasoning salt roasted pumpkin seeds….What a cute family you have!!! Probably just as sweet or sweeter than your chocolate covered pumpkin seeds.
    Cheers!

  18. Yum. I’ve been roasting pumpkin seeds for years, but this year my daughter wanted to make them with me (but she insisted on coating them with chocolate… such a girl πŸ˜‰ ). I liked that your instructions looked simple and healthy. The whole family liked them (even my picky son). Thanks!

    ps – beautiful family!

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