Spicy Sweet & Salty Snack Pretzel Mix

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In my opinion, spicy, sweet and salty are a trio of sheer delight to the palate; completely and utterly satisfying! Very easy to put together! Make this your anytime snack, for travel, tailgating, party appetizer or lazy evenings at home with Netflix.  Everyone always asks for the recipe and they beg you as well. Feel free to mix and match the nuts and cereal, but the spices, status quo, are a never must change. Amazingly scrumptious!

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp light brown sugar

2 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 cup toasted pecans

1/2 cup toasted almonds

3 Tbsp butter

3 cups mini pretzels

1 cup Chex Cereal, use your favorite or whatever you have in your pantry

2 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350* In a small bowl combine brown sugar, one teaspoon of thyme, salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper, set aside.

Spread almonds and pecans onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. In a medium bowl, mix together nuts and butter until melted and then gently stir in pretzels, cereal and syrup. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over pretzel mixture, tossing gently to coat.

Spread entire mixture in a single layer onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, stirring once about halfway through. Sprinkle with remaining teaspoon of thyme and allow to cool completely. Enjoy!

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