I'm a Little Nutty and Spicy (Chipotle Nut Mix)

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By Cindy Smith Bryson
from The beautiful Gulf Coast of, FL

Is it spicy, tangy, or smoky-sweet? All of the above, in this nut mix that features orange, Chipotle, brown sugar, and cranberries! This mix is very versatile; you may adjust the ingredients and measurements to suit your taste. You may also use any kind of nuts you have on hand. Last time I mixed almonds with cashews. Tonight I had pecans on hand. These make convenient appy's or just keep around as snacks. Also great packed into little jars for gifts!

serves Makes 2 1/2 cups
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  •   1 Tbsp
    orange rind, grated
  •   1 Tbsp
    fresh orange juice
  •   1 large
    egg white
  •   2 c
    nuts, unsalted, cooks choice
  •   1 Tbsp
    dark brown sugar
  •   `1 tsp
    sea salt
  •   1/2 tsp
    ground chipotle chile pepper
  •   3/4 c
    sweetened, dried cranberries
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl, stir with whisk. Stir in nuts. Combine sugar, salt, and Chipotle powder. Add to nut mixture; toss well to coat.
  • 2
    Spread mixture in a single layer on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes; stirring every 20 minutes. Remove from oven; allow to cool completely. Stir in cranberries. NOTE: Store in air tight container for up to 1 week.
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