Sweet and Savory Nuts and Pretzels
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Healthy
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Serves: 8 to 10
 
This tasty mix featuring pretzels, nuts, and dried cranberries in a sweet and savory glaze is an easy snack to make for the winter holiday season.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce, to taste
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1–2 tsp BBQ spice or mesquite seasoning (see note)
  • 2 cups nuts, shelled, dry-roasted, and unsalted (a mixture of peanuts, cashews, and almonds is good, or just start with mixed nuts)
  • 3 cups small pretzels, preferably whole grain and salt-free
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 275°F.
  2. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir or whisk well to combine.
  3. Stir in the nuts and pretzels and toss quickly to coat them evenly.
  4. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the coating is fairly dry.
  5. Let cool, then break apart any sections that have clumped together.
  6. Stir in the cranberries, then transfer to a couple of serving bowls, or store in containers at room temperature until needed.
Recipe by VegKitchen at https://www.vegkitchen.com/sweet-and-savory-nuts-and-pretzels/