Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds

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After carving your pumpkins for Halloweens, make a sweet & salty snack out of those pumpkin seeds! These chocolate pumpkin seeds a sweet and crunchy way to keep you out of the candy bowl.

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Keto Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons Cacao Bliss or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional

Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds Directions

Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

a black bowl full of seasoned roasted pumpkin seeds

What to do with all of those pumpkin seeds after you carve your pumpkins for Halloween? Don’t throw them out! It’s one of the perks that comes from carving pumpkins. Roasting pumpkin seeds creates a crunchy, salty snack that you can nibble on over your Halloween festivities. 

Traditionally, pumpkin seeds are roasted in salt or powder ranch dressing mix. For a sweet and salty twist, roast your pumpkin seeds in a maple cinnamon chocolate coating. These pumpkin seeds are tossed in melted butter, sugar free maple syrup and a unique raw cacao powder blend of superfoods from Cacao Bliss (who I partnered with for this recipe). Cacao Bliss is made from raw cacao which helps support your body’s natural ability to maintain healthy blood sugars. Superfoods like cinnamon, turmeric are added for additional benefits and provide a delicious complimentary flavor. 

Snacking on chocolate pumpkin seeds is a healthy way to satisfy your chocolate craving and stay away from all the sugar filled candies this Fall. 

a tray of roasted pumpkin seeds next to a bag of chocolate cacao bliss

Cacao Bliss

To achieve that hint of chocolate flavor in these crispy pumpkin seeds, we use Cacao Bliss, a delightful blend of raw cacao powder with superfoods like tumeric and cinnamon. I like to use Cacao Bliss as a substitute for cocoa powder in many of my keto recipes. I even add it to my coffee for a mid-morning treat. You can save 15% off your order with my affiliate code KETOFOCUS at checkout!

Cacao Bliss isn’t just plain cocoa powder. It is made from raw cacao which helps to satisfy cravings and supports blood sugar regulation. Superfoods are added to support energy, mental clarity and control inflammation. It is sweetened with monkfruit and is keto approved! One scoop of Earth Echo Cacao Bliss has only 1 gram net carb!

Of course, if you don’t want to use Cacao Bliss, you can substitute with 100% unsweetened cocoa powder for your roasted pumpkin seeds. You will probably have to add additional sugar free maple syrup in order to balance the bitterness from the chocolate.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Tips

Pumpkin seeds can be a very tasty snack if you prepare them correctly. Just follow these easy tips to achieve perfectly roasted pumpkin seeds.

  • Rinse the Seeds – To get that orange pumpkin filling and goop off of the pumpkin seeds, just rinse the pumpkin seeds under cold water and those strings will easily come off.
  • Boil in Salted Water – The key to the best tasting pumpkin seeds is to get salt into the inside of the seed. Boiling the seeds in salted water for ten minutes helps to create a flavorful roasted seed instead of bland pumpkin seeds. The salt also creates extra crunchy seeds.
  • Spread Out the Seeds – When roasting pumpkin seeds, it’s important to spread out the seasoned pumpkin seeds in an even layer. Otherwise, the seeds will steam instead of roast. If you want crunchy, crispy pumpkin seeds, you must spread them out even if that means you have to roast pumpkin seeds in batches.
seasoned pumpkin seeds in a caldron

Are Pumpkin Seeds Keto?

Yes! Pumpkin seeds are keto. One serving or 1/4 cup of raw pumpkin seeds has 1 gram net carb. They are mostly fiber so you can enjoy keto pumpkin seeds for Halloween without guilt of going over your carbs.

Keto Pumpkin Recipes

Now that you have harvested the pumpkin seeds, you can roast the pumpkin to make pumpkin puree! Here are some keto pumpkin recipes that you can make from the pumpkin puree:

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 216
Fat 16.8g
Protein 9.1g
Total Carbs 8.1g
Net Carbs 1.4g

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