Let’s be honest, the reason I made this recipe is because I had all of the ingredients (except the Rice Chex) in the pantry. So you might, too!
This sweet n’ spicy snack mix is a perf semi-healthy snack to munch on. And since it’s homemade, it could pass as a fancy nut mix to set out before a dinner party, but is also chill enough to eat with the bf while watching a hockey game.
I’m lovin’ the the flavorful crunch and the fact that it’s a little healthier than store-bought chex mix.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter
- 3 cups tiny unsalted pretzels
- 1 cup Rice Chex
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Combine pecans and cashews on a jelly-roll pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and stir in baked nuts with the butter in a medium bowl. Add syrup, pretzels, and cereal and stir.
In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, 1 teaspoon thyme, cinnamon, red pepper, and salt.
Sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over nuts/pretzels. Toss gently to coat well.
Spread in a single layer on jelly-roll pan.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon thyme. Cool completely before serving.
Thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting What I ate Wednesday!