Halloween The Swarm (Candied Pumpkin Seeds)




1 egg white
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. each salt and cayenne pepper
2 cups raw pepitas (green hulled pumpkin seeds)


Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

In bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks form, about 1 minute; beat in sugar, chili powder, cinnamon, salt and cayenne. Fold in pepitas to coat; spread evenly on prepared pans.

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, stirring once and rotating and switching pans halfway through, until puffed and slightly darkened, about 20 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack; break up clumps. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 2 days.) Makes 2 cups.

Canadian Living Magazine: November 2006

Author's Comments

The Swarm (Candied Pumpkin Seeds)
This snack is so addictive you may want to double the recipe for a crowd. The raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas) crisp up as they cool so don't be concerned if they seem soft when you pull them from the oven.

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