Pepitas with Cocoa Cinnamon and Salt Recipe


This super quick, clean eating snack combines ingredients for a bitter reducing trick, and of course there is cocoa...


1/3 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

1/2 teaspoon cocoa  -I used Pacari organic drinking cacao with cinnamon
If your cocoa doesn't have cinnamon, add a pinch.
Sea salt to taste

Roast the pepitas in a heavy pan over medium high heat until they begin to pop.

Remove from heat and mix in cocoa while they are still warm.
Sprinkle with sea salt to taste.


The pepitas have a bit of natural bitterness, and your cocoa may also be a bit bitter depending on the brand and origin you use.  One reason I love the Pacari cocoa is the super low levels of bitter.   

If the bitter bothers you here is the magic tip you need.  Both the pepitas and cocoa will seem to taste less bitter with salt because the salt actually blocks the bitter receptors in your mouth.  Cool trick, huh?  Try it with other bitter foods and let me know how it works for you.  

Happy snacking!

Remember to smile and eat chocolate at every opportunity :)

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