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Cookie butter seeds

Cookie butter seeds

Carving pumpkins this weekend? You will want to be sure to save those pumpkin seeds to make these crunchy, sweet & salty Cookie Butter Candied Pumpkin Seeds & Pecans then.

Each fall when we visit our favorite pumpkin patch, my son goes on the quest to find the largest pumpkin that he can possibly fit his two arms around.

As soon as we got home with pumpkins in hand, he set right to cutting open his and cleaning out all the pumpkin goop and carefully separating the seeds and placing them in a bowl of their own.

Once his pumpkin was cleaned out, he so generously offered to cut up and scrape clean the other two pumpkins that we had brought home from the patch.

As soon as all 3 pumpkins were gutted and lidded, he proudly handed me a large bowl full of raw pumpkin seeds and begged me to roast them that night.

Funny enough, the pumpkin little miss picked out- aka, the smallest pumpkin- ended up having the most seeds in it.

So yes. after all of his hard work, I went about rinsing, patting dry, and coating a large portion of the pumpkin seeds with olive oil and Kosher salt and roasting them in the oven.

But even after making 3 baking sheets full of plain salted roasted pumpkin seeds, I still had almost half the bowl of seeds left.

So I decided to make a little treat that this mama could enjoy with the rest. 😉 You all know by now that I am sucker for all things sweet & salty, so I decided to make candied pumpkin seeds with a sprinkle of salt. But I couldn’t just stop with regular ole candied pumpkin seeds. I had to go and add some cookie butter and pecans to the mix.

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How to Make Healthier Cookie Butter at Home

It’s certainly a delicious treat and makes a wonderful accompaniment to toast, fruit, ice cream, and more.

But there are times when maybe you wanna eat something a little healthier, or want to enjoy something that tastes a little bit less junky. Or maybe you’re the kinda person who is into DIYs. Whatever your reason, you should certainly give this healthier cookie butter recipe a try.

Sweet and spicy like the OG, this homemade cookie butter is just as addictive as store bought, but contains less hydrogenated oils, sugar, artificial ingredients and preservatives. Made with sunflower seed butter or sunflower seeds, it’s rich with healthful polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Now you can take spoonfuls to the face in the name of health.

Healthy Homemade Cookie Butter

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 10-12
  • Easy


Step 1

If using sunflower seeds, pulse seeds in food processor or blender until a smooth paste/nut butter consistency is reached.

Step 2

Add sunflower seed butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and spices into a bowl. Mix well.

Step 3

Enjoy on toast, fruit, oatmeal, or ice cream. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.