Sweet & Spicy Pecan Snack Mix is a deliciously easy 10 minute treat made in your microwave with Chex coated in a spicy cinnamon brown sugar mixture and tossed with pecans. This delicious Chex Mix will disappear quickly at your next holiday gathering!
Sweet & Spicy Pecan Snack Mix
Snack mix is one of my favorite things about the upcoming holiday season! Whether you prefer a savory varieties like this Zesty 3 Cheese Snack Mix, a spicy mix like this Cheddar Sriracha Snack Mix or something sweet like this Sweet & Salty Cranberry Snack Mix, there is no denying that snack mixes are one of the first treats to go at the holidays! This Sweet Spicy Pecan Snack Mix is sure to be no exception in that department.
Schermer Pecans reached out to me and sent me a beautiful gift box of amazing high quality pecans. I had a thousand different ideas floating through my head with sweet and savory ways I could utilize my new bounty of pecans, but my first and best idea was this Sweet & Spicy Pecan Snack Mix!
Instead of making a basic sweet snack mix, I decided to add a little twist with some spice from cayenne pepper. It is just enough to add a little kick at the end of each bite. You can adjust the amount of pepper based on your personal spice preference.
- 3/4 c. butter
- 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 c. corn Chex
- 4 c. rice Chex
- 2 c. wheat Chex
- 2 c. whole or halved pecans
- In an extra large microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter for 1 minute. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cayenne and salt and microwave for 1 minute until smooth. Add the Chex to the bowl and toss until they are all well coated.
- Microwave for 4 minutes, stirring well after each minute. Toss the mixture with the pecans and spread out over the counter top lined with wax paper. Allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 398mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 14gProtein: 4g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.