Sugar and Spice Pepitas

Total Time
5 mins
15 mins

Great munchies for a party, or just to keep around to snack on or sprinkle over a salad. Don't think of pumpkin seeds just as a Halloween treat--they taste delicious and have many health benefits as well. Adjust the cayenne to suit your own taste and heat tolerance (I used the full amount and next time will probably add more). Adapted from Bon Appetit.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray baking sheet with nonstick spray (or line with parchment paper or nonstick foil).
  2. Mix all ingredients and spread in single layer on baking sheet.
  3. Bake until pepitas are golden and dry, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes (I baked for around 20 minutes, stirring about every 5).
  4. Remove from oven and separate pepitas with fork while still warm; cool completely.