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Candied Pecans and Cranberries Snack Mix

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Candied Pecans and Cranberries Snack Mix
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8
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No joke, these candied pecans are basically magic: We’re talking just 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to prep. Coated in sugar, butter and cinnamon and mixed with dried cranberries, they’re a perfect in-a-pinch hostess gift that will get you invited back time and time again. Great for party favors, too!
Updated Nov 8, 2017

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 18x13-inch rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat pecans, sugar and butter over medium heat 8 to 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until sugar has melted and pecans are coated. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with salt and cinnamon; stir again to combine.
  • 3
    Transfer nuts to sheet pan; separate with fork. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Break apart nuts if needed.
  • 4
    Mix with cranberries. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Walnuts can be substituted for the pecans.
  • tip 2
    If you’d like to add a little heat, just add 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) to the nuts along with the salt and cinnamon.

Nutrition Information

310 Calories, 21g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 28g Total Carbohydrate, 24g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
190
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
110mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
24g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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