Spicy Sweet Pretzel Party Mix

Here’s another great Superbowl snack idea. This mix is spicy and sweet and crunchy and very addictive. It’s a snap to throw together and different from the store bought Chex mix that you might see at some Superbowl parties. I doubled this recipe and have it waiting in a ziplock bag for our Superbowl party on Sunday.

Other Superbowl party worthy foods:
Chicken Wings
Soft Pretzels
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Mini Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Also be sure to check out my dessert tags (Cupcakes, Cookies, Bars/Brownies) for ideas for sweets for the big game.

You can also check out this post from The Novice Chef where she lists a whole bunch of Superbowl ideas.

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Spicy Sweet Pretzel Party Mix

The perfect gameday snack mix!

Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients:

2 cups thin pretzel sticks
1 cup natural almonds
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons dark-brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, toss together pretzels and almonds.

In a small saucepan, bring butter, sugar, cayenne, and 1 tablespoon water to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over pretzel mixture in bowl; gently toss to combine.

Spread pretzel mixture in a single layer on prepared sheet. Bake until almonds are crisp, about 20 minutes, tossing occasionally. Cool on sheet before serving. (To store, keep at room temperature, up to 5 days.)

Party mix from Martha Stewart

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3 Responses to “Crockpot Keilbasa and Kraut for Oktoberfest!”

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    catherine — October 20, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    i love the combination of textures and flavors in this, and the way the keilbasa kind of pops when you bite into it. yum!

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    wyndesnow — October 22, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    This was really good. I made it last night and I called my mom and told her to write down the recipe and to try it. The sausage just melted in my mouth and the kraut did not have the normal kraut taste. This will be a keeper.

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    Jen — October 22, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Glad you liked it! I agree the sugar makes it not have the normal kraut taste. Very good.

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