Cocoa Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Cocoa Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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From: EatingWell Magazine, October 2019

Eat these sweet, chocolaty pumpkin seeds as a snack or sprinkle them over ice cream, pumpkin pie and other desserts.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin seeds (see Tip)


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  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Combine sugar, cocoa powder, oil and salt in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High until the oil is melted and the sugar dissolves, about 30 seconds. Add pumpkin seeds and toss to coat. Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake the seeds, stirring occasionally, until dry and toasted, 40 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Tip: Whether you're carving jack-o'-lanterns or prepping a pie pumpkin, save the seeds for these tasty treats. Squash seeds work too! (Try butternut, kabocha or spaghetti squash seeds.) To get the seeds recipe-ready: Place them in a bowl of warm water (the seeds float to
  • To make ahead: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¼ cup
  • Per serving: 238 calories; 18 g fat(6 g sat); 4 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 100 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 2 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 24 mg sodium; 21 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 4 fat, ½ other carbohydrate

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