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Spiced Pepitas and Pecans: Great for Special Occasions!

There’s nothing more delicious than serving up a bowl of nuts at a party or get together. Perfect for all occasions, nuts are a great snack to have on hand when you need a high protein kick or the right amount of flavor in between meals. However, if you’re looking for an unexpected taste that’s sure to become a hit, it’s best to try adding pepitas to your favorite nut mix.

Pepitas are hulled pumpkin seeds that offer a bright, smooth flavor that pairs very well with spices like chili powder, cilantro, and salt. Perfect for adding into trail mixes or into mixed nut recipes, pepitas are a favorite that we’d love for you to try serving up at your next party or get-together. Not sure where to begin? At, we have a few ideas on how you can serve up pepitas for your next party.

Firstly, you can always serve up pepitas in a fun little party bowl on their own, to be enjoyed between courses or as a snack on the patio. Or, if you’d rather, you can make up a trail mix that can be served in backyard get-togethers or at picnics. Simply mix together some nuts, pretzels, pepitas, chocolate covered candies, and dried fruit until well combined. It’s all up to your tastes.

Finally, you also have the option of making spiced nuts and pepitas, which can be great at any occasion. One of our favorite ways to use pepitas is in this delicious spiced pepitas and pecans recipe. It’s the perfect combination of crunch, spice, and salt!

  • 2 cups pecans
  • ¾ cup raw pepitas
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons coarse salt

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, toss together pecans, pepitas, oil, chili powder, and salt. Spread out over a baking sheet until it forms an even, single layer. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice, until well toasted. Let cool completely before serving.

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