Spiced Nut Mix Recipe

Yield: 40 Servings (10 cups)

Spiced Nut Mix

Photo by Taste of Home©

 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) salted peanuts
  • 1 cup whole blanched almonds
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins

 

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, beat egg whites and water until frothy. Add nuts; stir gently to coat. Combine sugar, pie spice and salt; add to nut mixture and stir gently to coat. Fold in raisins. Spread into two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

 

 

Nutritional Facts
1/4 cup: 134 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

 
Originally published as Spiced Nut Mix in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p27

Pumpkin Seeds

This Halloween, learn how to bake pumpkin seeds in the oven for a special post-pumpkin-carving treat. When you sit down to make your jack-o-lanterns, save the seeds you clean out of your pumpkins to roast later. Baking pumpkin seeds is easy and makes for a yummy, healthy snack during the autumn months.

Pumpkin seeds
Enjoy roasting pumpkin seeds this Halloween.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to bake pumpkin seeds:

Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Clean your pumpkin seeds under cool water. Make sure there is no excess pulp left on them from the pumpkin. Then set them on paper towels to fully dry.
  3. Spray your baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or coat with a thin layer of olive oil.
  4. Spread your clean, dry pumpkin seeds on the baking sheet evenly. Coat them with a tablespoon of olive oil and toss to make sure they are covered evenly.
  5. Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds with salt.  Tip: If you want your seeds to be extra salty, boil them in salted water for ten minutes. Drain and dry; then bake.
  6. Bake the pumpkin seeds in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure to stir or toss the pumpkin seeds every 10 minutes.
  7. Allow the seeds to cool before you begin your snacking!

 

If you’d like to get creative with this recipe for baking pumpkin seeds, mix it up by trying different spices.

For a sweet twist on your roasted pumpkin seeds, use cinnamon and sugar or nutmeg instead of salt. Alternatively, you can drizzle honey on the warm roasted seeds when they are done baking.

For a spicy kick, add curry powder or cumin in addition to the salt before baking. Garlic-lovers will enjoy topping the pumpkin seeds with a little garlic powder before roasting.

Enjoy your tasty Halloween pumpkin seed snack!