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15 Ways to Use Those Leftover Pumpkin Seeds

The jack-o'-lantern has been carved. The pumpkin bread has been baked. The autumn craft, created. What's left is a batch of seeds. Don't toss them -- they can be used for one of these crafts or recipes.

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1. Of course, you can always save them for next year's crop.

Get the Tips on Saving Seeds

2. Or learn to roast them -- the perfect way -- with this trick:

 

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

3. And then throw them into a trail mix.

Make the Cranberry-Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix
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4. Or warm up on a chilly day with this smoky sweet-potato soup -- that's topped with pumpkin seeds.

Make the Smoky Sweet-Potato Soup
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5. Stir them into a warming morning bowl of steel-cut oats.

Make the Steel-Cut Oats with Orange, Pomegranate Seeds, Pepitas, and Maple Syrup
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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

6. Or a cup of muesli, if that's more your thing.

Make the Muesli Cereal
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7. Lick them from a lollipop.

Make the Invisible Pops
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8. Put the finishing touches on a new feathered friend.

Make the Wise Owl Pumpkin
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9. Add a touch of autumnal elegance to your next dinner party.

Make the Elegant Napkin Rolls
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Photography by: Marcus Nilsson

10. Garnish a little slice of heaven.

Make the Pumpkin-Seed Piecrust
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11. String them into a necklace that makes a seasonal statement.

Make the Pumpkin Seed Necklace
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12. Keep the birds coming back all year round.

Make the Pumpkin Bird Feeder
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13. Indulge your inner trick-or-treater (for Halloween and beyond).

Make the Pumpkin-Seed Candy
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Photography by: Raymond Hom

14. Add some crunch to your salad.

Make the Brussels Sprout Salad with Avocado and Pumpkin Seeds
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15. Or be a little more indulgent and bake them into a sweet and savory brittle.

Make the Pumpkin-Seed Brittle
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