Kath in CA's Note:
Mom used to make a less spicy (no cayenne) version of these for all my teen parties, but she called them cockroach crunchies as they do resemble the critters (great Halloween snack). They are lighter than air and you can season with absolutely anything you like. I stole the title from Melinda Lee (http://melindalee.com/recipearchive.html?action=124&item_id=223) but the ingredients and method are what I have used and grew up with.
My Private Note
Units: US | Metric
- 1Heat a cast iron skillet.
- 2Add oil and garlic, and use the garlic to spread the oil.
- 3Remove the garlic as it begins to color and discard (or mash with butter to spread on bread).
- 4Add the pepitas and stir or shake the pan to coat with the oil.
- 5They will soon begin to pop and"dance".
- 6When they are mostly popped (this takes only a minute or so), turn off heat and sprinkle with the seasonings and toss to coat.
- 7As these are rather messy to eat with your fingers, serve in tiny muffin cups that hold about a tablespoon so you can just pour them into your mouth.
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Nutritional Facts for Dancing Pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds)
Serving Size: 1 (12 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 411.9
- Calories from Fat 328
- Total Fat 36.5 g
- Saturated Fat 6.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 879.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 8.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
- Sugars 1.0 g
- Protein 20.0 g