Saturday, January 7, 2017

Spicy Glazed Nuts with Pretzels - Great Cocktail Mix

This is a nice alternative to my Chex cocktail mix. It's spice and a touch sweet, but goes great with a cocktail.

Julian's Spicy Glazed Nuts with Pretzels
The original recipe was from food writer David Lebovitz. I doubled up the sauce and added the wasabi peas.  The recipe is pretty flexible so add what you like. Take care to not over bake the mix, as it will burn.

Ingredients
In the oven.
4 cups mixed raw nuts of your choice
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
6 tablespoons maple syrup
4 teaspoons chunky sea salt or kosher salt
4 cups small pretzels
1 cup wasabi coated dry peas

Instructions
Spread the nuts on two baking sheets and roast in a 350F degree oven for 10 minutes, stirring once during roasting.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup.  Add the warm nuts, stirring until coated. Then mix in the pretzels and half the wasabi peas.

Spread the mixture back on the baking sheets and return to the oven for 12-15 minutes, stirring twice during cooking to keep them separated and roasted on all sides. Remove from oven and cool on the baking sheets, turning and separating the nuts and pretzels as they cool using a spatula. Add the remaining wasabi peas.

Once room temperature, store in an air tight container.


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