Mocha Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
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Mocha Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

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Roasted pumpkin seeds are a classic fall snack. Kick them up a notch with instant coffee and cocoa powder for a mix that’s mocha genius. Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups salted shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 142 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 2 fat


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place sugar, cocoa and coffee granules in a small food processor; cover and pulse until finely ground.
  2. In a bowl, whisk egg white until frothy. Stir in pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle with sugar mixture; toss to coat evenly. Spread in a single layer in a parchment paper-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until dry and no longer sticky, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Mocha Pumpkin Seeds in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p30

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"Very tasty! Make sure you stir them so they don't stick together in a big clump."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"Very yummy snack and as Sue said~ one that's good for you! I even sub'd a coconut palm sugar that is a little healthier and came out great. Thanks Rebekah!"

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015 Edited Feb. 5, 2015

"What a great recipe! I was looking for a "good-for-you" snack to take to work and these pumpkin seeds are delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"very tasty an excellent treat with a bottle of wine to give as little gift."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"My Family really liked them . I like to put some in my yogurt ."

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