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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.


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:


Photography by: Bryan Gardner

3. And then throw them into a trail mix.

Make the Cranberry-Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

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

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
Photography by: Bryan Gardner

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

Make the Muesli Cereal
invisible pops
Photography by: Sang An

7. Lick them from a lollipop.

Make the Invisible Pops

8. Put the finishing touches on a new feathered friend.

Make the Wise Owl Pumpkin

9. Add a touch of autumnal elegance to your next dinner party.

Photography by: Marcus Nilsson

10. Garnish a little slice of heaven.

Make the Pumpkin-Seed Piecrust

11. String them into a necklace that makes a seasonal statement.

Make the Pumpkin Seed Necklace
Pumpkin Bird Feeder

12. Keep the birds coming back all year round.

Make the Pumpkin Bird Feeder

13. Indulge your inner trick-or-treater (for Halloween and beyond).

Make the Pumpkin-Seed Candy
Photography by: Raymond Hom

14. Add some crunch to your salad.

Make the Brussels Sprout Salad with Avocado and Pumpkin Seeds

15. Or be a little more indulgent and bake them into a sweet and savory brittle.

Make the Pumpkin-Seed Brittle