Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

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Spiced Holiday Snack Mix – a sweet and salty snack mix, coated in a delicious blend of spices, is so easy to make and perfect for holiday entertaining.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

The holiday season is upon us, which means it is time for lots of get togethers with family and friends. For my family, no holiday gathering is complete without a snack mix. Today, I have a new snack mix recipe to share that is perfect for holiday entertaining, this delicious Spiced Holiday Snack Mix.


This Spiced Holiday Snack Mix has a wonderful combination of flavors and textures. It combines pretzels, nuts, popcorn, dried cranberries and Lay’s Wavy chocolate covered potato chips. Everything is tossed in a fragrant blend of holiday spices including cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. A pinch of cayenne gives it a subtle kick.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

Chocolate Wavy Lay’s – Available at Target

I picked up the ingredients for my Spiced Holiday Snack Mix, including Chocolate Wavy Lay’s, at my local Target store. Lay’s Wavy chocolate covered potato chips are back in-stores, located in the Entertaining aisle, just in time for the holidays.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix - in store

Lay’s Wavy chocolate covered potato chips are available in three flavors: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and new for 2016 – Milk Chocolate Covered with Almond Bits. All three flavors will be available for a limited time, so I was sure to stock up.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

I love salty and sweet snacks, such as Lay’s Wavy chocolate covered potato chips. They are delicious on their own. They are also a wonderful addition to snack mixes, such as my Spiced Holiday Snack Mix.

How To Make Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

This Spiced Holiday Snack Mix is so easy to make. First, gather the ingredients, including, pretzels, mixed nuts, popcorn, dried cranberries, Milk Chocolate Wavy Lays and Dark Chocolate Wavy Lays. You will also need butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cayenne, vanilla and salt.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix - ingredients

In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add in the spices and vanilla and stir until fragrant, about 15 seconds.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

Add the pretzels and mixed nuts to a large mixing bowl. Pour the butter mixture over the pretzels and mixed nuts. Add the brown sugar and salt to the mixing bowl, stirring to coat the pretzels and nuts.

Transfer the pretzel and nut mixture to a aluminum foil lined baking sheet, spreading evenly. Bake the mixture in the pre-heated oven until the nuts are toasted, about 30-35 minutes.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

When the pretzel and nut mixture is done baking, remove the baking sheet from the oven and set it aside to cool. When the pretzels and nuts are cool, transfer them to a large mixing bowl.

Add the popcorn and dried cranberries to the mixing bowl and toss to combine. Add the Milk Chocolate Wavy Lays and Dark Chocolate Wavy Lays, broken into pieces, to the bowl and toss to combine.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix – Ready to Serve

And, that’s it, a delicious snack mix is ready to serve.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

This festive Spiced Holiday Snack Mix would make a wonderful addition to an appetizer, snacks or desserts table at a holiday party or get together.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

When we are entertaining out-of-town guests for the holidays, I like to set out pretty little glass bowls filled with snack mix, such as this Spiced Holiday Snack Mix. I set the bowls out in various locations throughout the house for everyone to nibble on throughout the day.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

This Spiced Holiday Snack Mix has such a wonderful combination of flavors and textures including, sweet, salty, tart, nutty, spicy, crunchy, crispy and chewy. The blend of holiday spices smell amazing and complement the other components nicely.

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This delicious, sweet and salty, Spiced Holiday Snack Mix is so easy to make and is perfect for a party or get together this holiday season. This festive snack mix also makes a great gift.

If you love sweet and salty snacks, as I do, be sure to pickup Chocolate Wavy Lay’s available at Target stores for a limited time only! And, for more great recipes and ideas be sure to follow Frito-Lay on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 10 ½ cups

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix

Spiced Holiday Snack Mix - a sweet and salty snack mix, coated in a delicious blend of spices, is so easy to make and perfect for holiday entertaining.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups popcorn
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup Wavy Lays Milk Chocolate, broken into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup Wavy Lays Dark Chocolate, broken into bite sized pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, set aside.
  2. Add pretzels and nuts to a large mixing bowl, set aside.
  3. In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  4. Add cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cayenne and vanilla and stir until fragrant, about 15 seconds.
  5. Pour butter mixture over pretzels and nuts in mixing bowl.
  6. Add brown sugar and salt to mixing bowl, stirring to coat the pretzels and nuts.
  7. Transfer pretzel and nut mixture to prepared baking sheet, spreading evenly.
  8. Bake in preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until nuts are toasted, about 30-35 minutes.
  9. Remove baking sheet from oven and set aside to cool.
  10. When pretzel and nut mixture is cool, transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  11. Add popcorn and cranberries to mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  12. Add Wavy Lays Milk Chocolate and Wavy Lays Dark Chocolate pieces to mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  13. Transfer snack mix to serving bowl(s) and serve.
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