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Maple Peanut Mix

Maple syrup and butter combine to coat a combination of nuts, pretzels, dried cranberries and chocolate chips. I like adding some crushed red pepper flakes for a bit of heat.—Sharlene Heatwole, McDowell, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + standing
  • Makes
    10 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 cups unsalted peanuts
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

  • Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with foil and grease the foil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine syrup and butter. Stir in peanuts and pepper flakes if desired. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until bubbly, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer to a large bowl; stir in pretzels and cranberries. Spread mixture onto waxed paper; sprinkle with chips. Let stand until dry. Store in an airtight container.
To Make Ahead: Prepare the mix up to a week in advance.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 259 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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