Recipe: Spicy-Sweet Pretzel Snack Mix

Spicy Sweet Pretzel Snack Mix, Courtesy:
Spicy Sweet Pretzel Snack Mix, Courtesy:

Here is a great idea to quench your snack cravings. Combine pretzels and almonds with butter, sugar, and cayenne pepper and you’ve got a sweet and spicy snack with crunch and a bit of heat. Looking for a cold beverage to go with this? Try a Touchdown Lemon Shandy or a Beer Slush.

2 cups thin pretzel sticks
1 cup natural almonds (a superfood)
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. dark-brown sugar
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together pretzels and almonds.
  4. In a small saucepan, bring butter, sugar, cayenne, and 1 tablespoon water to a boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Pour over pretzel mixture in bowl; gently toss to combine.
  6. Spread pretzel mixture in a single layer on prepared sheet.
  7. Bake until almonds are crisp, about 20 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  8. Cool on sheet before serving.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • You can substitute your favorite nuts for the almonds, if desired.
  • Consider adding raisins or dried cranberries as well

Yield: 8 servings





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