Sweet and Spicey Snack Mix

Monday, September 04, 2017
This summer I discovered one of my pals is a genius snack mix maker.  I had her share her very favorite recipes with me.  I tried out this one for a work get together and...yum!  I love the sweet with just an undertone of spice you probably wouldn't even notice if you didn't know it was in there.  The original recipe calls for just 6 cups of crispex, but she said she does 8 so it's not overly saturated, so I followed her steps because I trust her judgment on these matters....I've had her other mixes!  
Ingredients:  8 c. crispix cereal, 1 c. pecan halves (unsalted), 1 c. pretzels (any shape), 3/4 c. brown sugar (lightly packed), 1/2 t. cayenne pepper, 1 1/2 sticks of butter (3/4 c).  
1.  Place cereal, nuts, and pretzels into a big bowl and toss together.  
2.  Melt butter in a small pan over the stove on medium.  Add brown sugar and cayenne pepper.  Stir together and bring to a boil.  Let boil for 1 minute.  
3.  Pour butter mix over crispex mix and toss together.  
4.  Pour mix  on a lightly greased cookie sheet (I covered mine with foil to help with clean up).  Place in preheat 350 degree oven.  Bake for 8 minutes.  Stir around.  Return to oven for another 8 minutes.  
5.  Pull out and let cool for at least 45 minutes before storing in an airtight container for up to two weeks.  

1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 1/2 stick

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