Bourbon Glazed Pumpkin Seeds

These Pumpkin Seeds with Bourbon Glaze are the perfect mix of sweet, salty and spicy! Perfect for game day snack or for happy hour!

Try washing these pumpkin seeds down with a fun Pumpkin Drop Martini or this cool and refreshing Pumpkin Moscow Mule!

bourbon glazed pumpkin seeds in bowl

Sweet & Salty Pumpkin Seeds

These Pumpkin Seeds with Bourbon Glaze are going to be gone as soon as you make them. I’m not kidding when I say that you literally can’t stop eating them.

You can buy pumpkin seeds right at the grocery store. For this recipe I like getting unsalted seeds if you can find them, since we are adding salt to the glaze.

If you can’t find unsalted pumpkin seeds then you can leave out the extra salt in the recipe.

Can You Use Fresh Pumpkin Seeds For This Recipe?

You can, but there’s an extra step involved. Fresh pumpkin seeds will need to be dried out before making this snack recipe. You can do this with a dehydrator or in a low, warm oven for about 3-4 hours.

We want that crispy, crunchy seed thing going on, so if you don’t take the step to dry out the seeds first, they won’t crisp up in the oven.

bourbon glazed pumpkin seeds raw

How Do You Make Glazed Pumpkin Seeds?

All you have to do to make this fun game day snack is toss the seeds with a beaten egg white and some bourbon – and I mean beaten – the egg white has to be frothy so the seasonings will stick to the seeds.

Pour the egg white mixture all over the seeds and stir until they’re coated well. Now place the coated seeds onto a baking sheet covered in parchment and spread them out into an even layer.

In a small bowl, toss together some sugar, brown sugar, cayenne pepper and salt.

Then take the sugar mixture and liberally cover the seeds. It looks like a lot is going on there but trust me, it’ll work.
bourbon glazed pumpkin seeds in sugar

Bake the pumpkin seeds for 10 minutes and then take them out of the oven and toss. You might have to break them up with your spatula and make sure all the seeds are getting coated with the sugar, and then get them back in the oven for another 8-10 minutes.

Watch these guys closely so they don’t burn because that’ll happen before you know it – I had to ditch a few around the edges that got a little too dark.

Let the seeds cool slightly before serving, then place them in a bowl and watch them disappear. We actually just ate them right from the baking sheet because they are so addicting.

bourbon glazed pumpkin seeds feature

What Cocktails Would Be Good To Serve With This Snack Recipe?

You’ve come to the right place for tasty, delicious drink recipe! Festive fall cocktails? Yep, we’ve got those, too. Head over to our Cocktail Menu for all the drink ideas anyone could ask for, or check out a few below!

These Pumpkin Seeds with Bourbon Glaze come together in about 20 minutes. A quick and easy snack – they’ll be warm and on your table ready to be paired with a nice cold beer. Or bourbon…it’s up to you.

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Bourbon Glazed Pumpkin Seeds

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

These Bourbon Glazed Pumpkin Seeds are an addicting sweet and salty snack for parties! These pumpkin seeds are so addicting, you won’t be able to stop eating them!



  • 3 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the pumpkin seeds in a large bowl. Beat the egg white together with the bourbon and vanilla until frothy. Pour over the pumpkin seeds and toss together well.
  3. Pour the seeds out onto a parchment covered baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  4. Mix the brown sugar, white sugar, cayenne pepper and salt in another small bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the seeds with the sugar mixture and toss lightly.
  6. Place in the oven to bake for 10 minutes, then take out and stir. Bake for another 10 minutes, take out and let cool.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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