SPICY SWEET PRETZEL MIX
source: FOOD Everyday - September 2008 issue
2 c. thin pretzel sticks
1 c. almonds
2 T. unsalted butter
2 T. dark-brown sugar
1/8 t. cayenne pepper
1/2 c M and M's(Beth's addition)
1. Preheat oven to 300-degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, toss together pretzels and almonds.
2. In a small saucepan, bring butter, sugar, cayenne, and 1 T. water to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over pretzel mixture in bowl; gently toss to combine.
3. Spread pretzel mixture in a single layer on prepared sheet. Bake until almonds are crisp, about 20 minutes, toss occasionally. Cool on sheet before serving. Add M and M's after mixture is cool.