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Sweet and Spicy Pretzel Nut Snack Mix

This Sweet and Spicy Pretzel Nut Snack Mix is a popular cocktail mix to make and have on hand for holiday snacking! Mix raw nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, maple syrup and flaky sea salt along with the pretzels. Addictive!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Canadian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 165kcal
Author Flavour & Savour


  • 2 cups mixed raw nuts
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt or kosher salt
  • 2 cups small pretzel twists (gluten-free pretzels, if necessary)


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes, stirring half way through.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, and maple syrup.
  • Add the warm nuts, stirring to coat. Next add the pretzels and coarse salt, and stir until coated.
  • Spread the mixture on the baking sheet and bake for a further 12 - 18 minutes, stirring twice during cooking to ensure even toasting.
  • Remove from oven, cool completely and separate the pieces. Store in an airtight container.


Serving: 14cup | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.2mg