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My New Late Night Snack: Smoky & Spicy Pepitas/Pumpkin Seeds


Do you ever find yourself opening your cupboards, or refrigerator looking for something that would help you pass your “hunger” stage? Well, that seems to happen to me often and usually I try to munch on something healthy.

Since I am a moody eater, I can crave either  salty, sweet, or fresh things to much on.. and I guess these seeds are perfect if you’re craving something salty.

I love this recipe; It is simple, easy and perfect  for a late night snack. It originated when I felt hungry around 9 PM and wanted to binge on something that was of-course  salty.

I have made it several times already… not only to feed my late night cravings, but also entertaining my guests, or using to top salads. I have become smart at keeping some on hand inventory of pepitas/pumpkin seeds in my freezer, so that way I am ready to make and satisfy my salty mood instantaneously at whatever time it hits.

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  • MaryMoh

    Love this. Simple and easy to make. I would love to try, Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

  • http://www.tasteofbeirut.com tasteofbeirut

    You and me both! I love snacking and usually snack all day long; pepitas or bezer are my favorite though, and I would love them with a kick of spice the way you did it here! Great idea!

  • http://bakingandcookingataleoftwoloves.blogspot.com Becky

    This is a good idea to use the upcoming pumpkin seeds from the jack o’lanterns.

  • http://www.mission-food.com Victoria

    Delicious snack!!

  • FridayDelights

    This is a great and healthy snack!!!

  • http://www.cooksbookblog.com Marisa Musto

    Great idea for a snack. Putting them on top of a salad sounds good too. I am constantly opening up the cabinets for a snack!

  • http://twitter.com/RacletteChalet RacletteChalet

    Great idea– with all the seeds you that are available these days, this is a great option!

  • http://twitter.com/gigabiting Gigabiting

    Pumpkin seeds in August? I never think of using them when it’s not pumpkin season. These look awful good though.

  • http://sprinkledwithflour.blogspot.com Sprinkledwithflour

    This is a great snack idea! I’m always rummaging through the cabinets, and picking no-so-healthy snacks. These would be a much healthier option. Thanks for sharing!

  • Baking Serendipity

    Looks delicious! I am an afternoon snacker…I like something to snack on after school and working out to fuel the dinner cooking process. This would be perfect! Thanks :)

  • http://themomchef.blogspot.com The Mom Chef

    That does sound like a wonderful combination of spices. I’m a huge fan of smoked paprika. Thanks for passing your recipe along.

  • Kocinera

    These sound really yummy! I tend to get the late-night munchies too, so something like this would be great!

  • http://cookandbemerry.com Lynne

    These sound like the perfect snack food. I love the salty spicy kick, especially in the evening, just like you. Your photo really shows how enticing this recipe is. Thanks.

  • http://ieatoats.wordpress.com Gree

    These look really tasty, I like the idea of the smoke and spice, those strong flavors probably keep you from eating too many. I always have a salt craving so I will be trying these!

  • 5 Star Foodie

    An awesome snack, I love the smoked paprika addition!

  • http://www.mysimplefood.com Mysimplefood

    This is lovely. Such a yummy snack. Feel like making some just looking at it.

  • http://twitter.com/WeekendChowDown Weekend Chow Down

    How did you accumulate so many pumpkin seeds? Our whole family loves them, but we are usually fighting over a half cup of just before Halloween.

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  • Carol Egbert

    I’d like to find a jar of these when I’m looking for a snack. Great idea-thaks for sharing.

  • http://twitter.com/suburbangourmet Lisa

    I think that this needs to be my late night snack too. Love it!!!

  • citronetvanille

    wonderful little snack! love it!

  • http://chefwanabe.com Anna

    That looks delicious. It’s great to have healthier snacks like that around.

  • Debi (Table Talk)

    I love pepitas–they are addicting! I often toss them in egg white/cumin/cinnamon/cayenne/sugar mixture before baking.



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