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How to make smoky sweet & spicy pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

These are the perfect salty chip & cracker alternative for your inner chubster plus have the nerve to be loaded with vitamins, minerals, beta carotene, & good fats. Hell. Yes.

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Round up the troops.

Round up the troops.

The night before, you want to gut your pumpkin(s) & separate the seeds from the guts.  Don't stress about getting out every single piece of pumpkin, because it's, like, impossible. \ud83d\ude09

The night before, you want to gut your pumpkin(s) & separate the seeds from the guts. Don't stress about getting out every single piece of pumpkin, because it's, like, impossible. 😉

Lay out your seeds and let them dry overnight.

Lay out your seeds and let them dry overnight.

The next day, mix in the oil and spices.

The next day, mix in the oil and spices.

Add in about half of this or less of the brown sugar.  I thought I was gonna need all of this, but a little goes a long way.

Add in about half of this or less of the brown sugar. I thought I was gonna need all of this, but a little goes a long way.

Be sure to give them a little taste to get the perfect blend of spicy, salty, smoky, sweet.

Be sure to give them a little taste to get the perfect blend of spicy, salty, smoky, sweet.

In an oven preheated to 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until nice and crispy. I truly could have left mine in a little longer as I like them really crispy.

Enjoy and try not to get addicted. Seriously though, mine are almost gone...😔

My husband came in here and took the bowl away from me... Jerk! \ud83d\ude1b

My husband came in here and took the bowl away from me... Jerk! 😛

Hope you enjoy! These are straight crack and will be my "chips" for the rest of the fall. Like this recipe? Then check out my others por favor. Have a dope pepita recipe? Share below! ☀️

  • Pepitas from pumpkin
  • 0.0Tbsp EVOO
  • Pinch of brown sugar
  • Pinch of cayenne powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Healthy dose of Trader Joe's South African Smoked