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Two Peas and Their Pod: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and Caramel Apples

Friday, October 31, 2008

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and Caramel Apples

Happy Halloween!

What is everyone doing to celebrate???? We don't have huge plans, we are staying home to pass out candy. Our new neighborhood has a lot of kids so hopefully we will get a good turnout. My niece is coming over to trick or treat too. I can't wait to see her in her angel costume! I am sure we will take her around to some houses. She has b
een practicing "Trick or Treat." Josh might dress up but I am going to be my boring old self.

Earlier this week we carved pumpkins at my sister's house. It was a fun night with the family. Aubrey helped carve her first pumpkin. Josh did ours...he loves carving pumpkins. He usually takes forever but he had a time limit this year so he couldn't do anything too fancy! I roasted the pumpkin seeds and made caramel apples. Everyone had a great time.

Crissy and Aubrey carving their pumpkin!

Josh cleaning out the guts!

Josh's pumpkin. He didn't want me to post this picture because he thinks he did a terrible job, but I like it!

Roasted pumpkin seeds with a bit of salt! A great snack!

We also did a cinnamon and sugar version! YUM!

I made caramel apples with Heath bar chunks!

We didn't have time for them to cool so we ate them warm.

Gooey and Delicious!

Aubrey kept shouting, "Best Ever!" She loved the apples!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Clean out the seeds from your pumpkin of choice. Wash off the "guts" and pat them dry with a paper towel.
Spray a baking sheet lined with foil and spread out the seeds. Season with salt or cinnamon and sugar. Both are tasty!

Bake at 400 degrees for about ten minutes, turn them. And bake another five minutes or so. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn. They don't take that long. Let them cool and enjoy!

Caramel Apples with Toffee Chunks

Wash 5 apples, we used Granny Smith. The tart apples are so good with the sweet:)
Jab 5 sticks into the tops-they came with our caramels.
Get out a sheet of wax paper or foil. If using foil lightly spray with cooking spray.
Open up a bag of caramels and unwrap them.
Heat them on medium low in a medium sauce pan with two tablespoons of water. Stir frequently until melted.

Dip the apples in the caramel. You may need to use a spoon to get the apples completely covered in caramel. Set them on the wax paper or foil.

Chop up Heath bars or candy/topping of your choice and stick them on the apples.
Let cool if you have time or enjoy right away like we did!!

Have a SPOOKY DAY!!!

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Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

I love the pictures - especially the ones of your nieces. Those candy apples look really good. Happy Halloween.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

What a cute angel! We do caramel apple fondue on Halloween and dipping them in heath bars!

6:38 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I love the cinnamon/sugar idea for the pumpkin seeds. I've never heard of that before! The apples look really good too! Tell your hubby he did a nice job carving the pumpkins! :) HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Great pictures. Your apples look good!

7:08 AM  
Blogger Veron said...

he..he...I do love Josh's pumpkin. Have a great Halloween!

7:46 AM  
Blogger alexandra's kitchen said...

Happy Halloween! the apples look fantastic. And I like how the pumpkin turned out. Very unique!

7:49 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Happy Halloween!!!!! The pics are great!!! I love the pumpkin seeds. I have yet to do this myself. Maybe next year......

7:50 AM  
Blogger Shari said...

Caramel apples with Heath bar! Now that's decadent! Looks like a fun family time!

7:51 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

looks like fun... cute carvings... :)

8:11 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Looks like a fun night!! I bet those carmel apples were insanely good!!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Yum, I love heath bars, those apples look delicious. Have fun tonight.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Nicole and Abe said...

mmm... your carmel apples look so yummy. That is fun that you guys carved pumpkins. I have been pretty boring this year and didn't even buy a pumpkin. Maybe next year. I need to call you and catch up. It's been too long. Have fun tonight!

9:23 AM  
Blogger priscilla joy said...

those caramel apples look so good! your little niece is cute, she has beautiful blue eyes!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

We're new in our neighborhood too so will be passing out candy. I love to dress up, Halloween is my favorite! Ya'lls pumpkins look great Josh did a nice job.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

The caramel apples look SO good - and I don't think there is any better way to eat them than warm and gooey!

12:09 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

That looks like so much fun! I'd love to have Halloween at ya'lls house!

1:10 PM  
Blogger Aggie said...

Those apples look awesome with those Heath bar chunks! YUM

1:14 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

Awww, I love carving pumpkins. It's always messy fun. I love your pictures! Happy Halloween!

5:54 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Happy Halloween! The Jack-o-lanterns are great! Love the apples and the sweet pumpkin seeds!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

The treats look delcicious and your niece is adorable.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I hope you had a great Halloween! I'm making those candy apples pronto!

5:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awww! It's a nice pumpkin!

5:35 AM  
Blogger Stacey Snacks said...

I like your pumpkins because they are "hand" carved and natural.
Old School!
Instead of all these fancy, tricked out pumpkins done w/ the electric pumpkin carvers!
The kids are too cute!

5:56 AM  
Blogger grace said...

thanks for sharing your pictures, maria--it looks like a good time was had by all. :)

7:24 AM  
Blogger Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I'm sure the kids had a wonderful Hallowe'en. I saw an episode on the food channel where they made many different varieties of candy apples with candy coatings, etc. We don't have Heath bars but I am sure I could find something similar like a Skor bar.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Lori Lynn said...

Whoa! Those caramel apples ROCK!
Cute pics too!

9:55 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

Oh I would not want to wait either on those apples! Gosh that one apple looks to die for.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

oh wow -- candy apples with heath bars! That is a fabulous idea! :)

3:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

happy halloween to you, too! your niece is so adorable! glad you guys had fun :) the caramel apples look great!!

5:55 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

There's a sussy for you on my blog!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

His pumpking looks great! I can't stand cleaning the guts out of the pumpkin. Yuck! I am so drooling over the apples!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Vera said...

Cute pumpkins! I hope you had a great Halloween.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

How fun! Loved the pumpkins and those caramel apples are just yum-yum! Glad you had fun!

7:34 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

SO fun!!! And oh my, I NEEEEEED one (or two? haha) of those caramel apples!!! :0)

8:03 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

We just did some pumpkinseeds too. They are so good! I love your caramel apple idea too. Toffee would be perfect!

11:44 AM  
Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Ack! Oh well, now you have TWO (one for each pea?) I've left a surprise for you at my blog!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Happy Belated Halloween! Look at all the pumpkin snacks you have. I wish I could roll by your house for those apples :)

5:12 AM  
Blogger Maria‚ô• said...

Happy Belated Halloween. Great pics and those apples look so delish!


5:51 AM  
Blogger test it comm said...

Nice pumpkins. Those caramel coated apple look really good!

6:10 PM  

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