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Spicy-Sweet Pretzel Mix


This crunchy bar snack goes great with Pomegranate Soda.

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  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, September 2008


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


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  • MS12136084
    25 JAN, 2016
    I made this one time and now everyone requests it. So easy to make and so darn good!
  • jennykalota
    13 DEC, 2015
    This has become an annual favorite for my office's cookie and treat exchange. I use ground chipotle pepper instead of cayenne, and sprinkle extra on before baking.
  • bhevarri
    18 JUL, 2015
    Gross! They burned, badly, and tasted awful. I used only half the cayenne pepper and they were still very very spicy, with very little sweetness.
  • ynohtna
    1 FEB, 2011
    Definitely gonna eat them when Celtics start their playoffs. Here is another recipe I think you might like, it's also about pretzels.
  • samiaadrienne
    4 MAY, 2010
    These were delicious! So quick and easy, and super yummy, even a couple days later. I couldn't stop eating them.
  • mmpb
    20 NOV, 2009
    I love these! So good and so easy to make. This year I'm going to put them in Christmas gift bags for our neighbors and friends.