The Swarm (Candied Pumpkin Seeds)

The Swarm 150px Author: Canadian Living Credits: The Swarm 150px

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.

  • Portion size 500 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2006

Ingredients

  • 1 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups raw pepitas (green hulled pumpkin seeds)

Method

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.)

Nutritional facts Per 1 tbsp (15 mL): about

  • Sodium 42 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 79.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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