recipe

A little sweet, a little salty, and a little crunchy, these pepitas are a perfect snack.

safety
  • Uses the stovetop
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 10 minutes, plus cooling time
yield
  • Makes 1 cup

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Prepare Ingredients

1 cup
raw pepitas
2 teaspoons
sugar
1 teaspoon
extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon
kosher salt

Gather Cooking Equipment

12-inch skillet
Rubber spatula
Serving bowl
1
 
1 cup
raw pepitas

Add pepitas to 12‑inch skillet and place over medium‑low heat. Cook, stirring constantly with rubber spatula, until puffed and golden, 6 to 8 minutes.

 
2
 
2 teaspoons
sugar
1 teaspoon
extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon
kosher salt

Turn off heat and slide skillet to cool burner. Add sugar, oil, and salt and stir to combine.

 
3
 

Let pepitas cool in skillet for 15 minutes. Transfer pepitas to serving bowl. Serve. (Pepitas can be stored at room temperature in airtight container for up to 1 week.)