Sweet & Spicy Pretzel Mix

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I admit, I did not make the pretzels. I only made them into something. Something better, or so I like to think.
I started out with no salt added pretzels. Why? Because there is so much sodium in and ON regular pretzels that I’d rather just add some myself. At least then I know how much and I can use my RealSalt or Himalayan salt. This is a super easy snack mix that looks and tastes a lot more expensive than it is to make. Make a double quantity and serve it up for cocktail hour at your next dinner party.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups salt free pretzels
  • 1/2 cup pecans or almonds
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • salt shaker with salt of choice

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Directions

  1. Pre heat oven to 300ºF
  2. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar and stir until dissolved.
  3. Add the cayenne and chipotle, adjust the spice level down if necessary (start with just 1/2 teaspoon cayenne and omit the chipotle, if you are sensitive to heat) and mix well
  4. Add the pretzels and toss until evenly coated, then add the nuts and mix until they are coated too.
  5. Spread in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and bake 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely before serving.

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