Sweet and Spicy Treat
2 tsp ~ fresh thyme, chopped and divided
3/4 tsp ~ kosher salt
1/2 tsp ~ ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ~ ground red pepper
1/2 cup ~ pecans
1/2 cup ~ unsalted almonds
2 Tbsp ~ unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups ~ tiny unsalted pretzels
1 1/2 cup ~ crispy rice cereal squares (i.e. Chex)
2 Tbsp ~ maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Combine brown sugar, 1 teaspoon thyme, salt, cinnamon, and red pepper in a small bowl.
Combine pecans and almonds on a jelly-roll pan.
3. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes or until the nuts begin to brown. Combine the pecan mixture and butter in a medium bowl, stirring until butter melts. Gently stir in pretzels, cereal, and syrup. Sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over pretzel mixture; toss gently to coat.
4. Spread pretzel mixture in a single layer on jelly-roll pan. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes, stirring once. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon thyme.
Cool completely. Enjoy!