Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix

Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix Recipe

Have this addictive mix on hand for nibbling all weekend (we also use some in a salad on Saturday). Ground chipotle pepper and chili spices combine with sugar to coat this three-part combo of pepitas (pumpkinseeds), almonds, and cashews. Make it ahead of time and bring with you.

Yield:

About 3 1/2 cups (serving size: 3 tablespoons)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 130
Fat 9.7 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 5.8 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 4.5 g
Carbohydrate 7.3 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 175 mg
Calcium 23 mg

Ingredients

1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 large egg white
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup unsalted cashews
1 cup unsalted pumpkinseed kernels

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325°.

2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.

3. Place egg white in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until foamy. Add the almonds, cashews, and pumpkinseeds; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with spice mixture; toss well to coat. Spread nuts in an even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes, stirring once. Turn oven off. Remove pan from oven; stir snack mix. Immediately return pan to oven for an additional 15 minutes (leave oven off). Remove pan from oven and place on a wire rack; cool completely. Store snack mix in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Note:

Maureen Callahan, MS, RD,

August 2010
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