Healthy Halloween Snack Mix

  • Makes about 3 cups

  • 1 hour


    • 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 2 teaspoons spice blend, such as curry powder, garam masala, chili powder, divided (optional)
    • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
    • 1 3/4 cups raw pumpkin seeds, cleaned and drained, but not patted dry
    • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, dried cherries, raisins, or a mix
    • 3/4 cup unsalted raw or roasted pistachios, peanuts, almonds or cashews



    Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

    Dry the chickpeas thoroughly by spreading them on a large plate and patting them dry with kitchen towels. Transfer to a bowl, then toss with 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1 teaspoon of the spice blend, if using, and salt and pepper to taste. Once the chickpeas are evenly coated, transfer them to a baking sheet and spread them in a single layer. Bake on oven’s middle rack until golden and crispy, 25 to 35 minutes, shaking the tray to toss after the first 15 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the chickpeas to a serving bowl. Reduce the oven to 300 F.

    Arrange the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on the sheet pan. Bake on the oven’s middle rack for 10 minutes.

    After the pumpkin seeds have baked, in a large skillet over medium, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the pumpkins seeds and cook, stirring, for 7 to 10 minutes. Add the remaining teaspoon of spice blend, if using, and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook, stirring, until the pumpkin seeds are golden and crispy, another 3 to 5 minutes.

    Transfer the seeds to the serving bowl. Add the cranberries and pistachios and toss well.




    Total Fat 20.0 g

    Sat. Fat 3.0 g

    Cholest. 0.0 mg

    Sodium 335 mg

    Total Carb. 21.0 g

    Protein 14.0 g

    Fiber 4.0 g

One thought on “Healthy Halloween Snack Mix

  1. Nice use of pumpkin seeds during this season.

    This post would make a great addition to Our Growing Edge, a monthly blog link up just for new food adventures. It’s a fun way to share your new food experiences with other foodies. This month’s theme is HALLOWEEN which includes sweet and spooky food, pumpkins or black and orange dishes.

    More info including how to submit your link here:

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