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Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

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 at any time of year. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 cups


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


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place sugar, cocoa and coffee granules in a small food processor; cover and pulse until finely ground.
  • 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-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until dry and no longer sticky, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 142 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • hkpepin
    Oct 2, 2016

    I didn't have coffee granules on hand and I subbed out the sugar for honey but otherwise kept it the same. I had trouble separating the pumpkin seeds so it's more like a brittle but I still think it's a hit. Both my kids like it and it's a great snack.

  • JCV4
    Oct 21, 2015

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

  • az_jill
    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!

  • sgronholz
    Feb 4, 2015

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

  • judystrachota
    Jan 20, 2015

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

  • lorjd
    Nov 5, 2014

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

  • aug2295
    Oct 30, 2014

    I didn't shell the pumpkin seeds but this came out great.