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Smoked Bacon Pumpkin Seeds

Adding bacon makes everything better, especially these smoked bacon pumpkin seeds. They're sweet, crunchy and salty – the perfect snack combo.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp barbecue rub
  • pinch kosher salt


  • Heat the smoker to 375F degrees, using maple or pecan wood.
  • Scoop the seeds out of the pumpkin. Rinse with water to clean, removing the pumpkin pulp. 
  • Toss together the clean seeds, bacon, brown sugar and rub.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Add the pumpkin seeds mixture in a single layer. 
  • Place the baking sheet on the smoker over indirect heat. Smoke for 15 minutes. 
  • Toss with a spatula. Smoke for 5-10 more minutes, until the bacon is crispy.
  • Remove from the smoker. Season with salt. Allow to cool. 


You can also bake these in a 375F-degree oven. 


Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 7gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 147mgPotassium: 173mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1.7mg
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