Give traditional toasted pumpkin seeds a stylish twist with a simple sweet and spicy coating. This particular spice combination, inspired by a recipe from Bon Appetite, has just the right amount of flavor and kick and is completely addictive. The spice blend is great on fresh pumpkin seeds, but the average pumpkin does not yield 2 cups of seeds, so I use raw green pumpkin seeds (often labeled "pepitas") in this recipe, which are readily available at health-conscious grocery stores, such as Trader Jo's.
These sweet and spicy toasted pumpkin seeds are the perfect snack with any cocktail or beer. Serve them as part of Stylish Spoon's spooky and stylish Halloween cocktail party menu
. Sweet and spicy toasted pumpkin seeds can be made up to a week in advance, making them an easy make-ahead snack for any cocktail party.