This Caramel Apple Pie Party Mix is loaded with pretzels, candied pecans, dried apples and caramel chips. This easy to make party mix is a bit crunchy, a bit sweet and as delicious as homemade apple pie!
This party mix is bursting with the flavors of homemade apple pie drizzled with delicious salted caramel. This easy to make party mix is the perfect snack to serve during movie nights, game nights or as an appetizer at any party.
This make-ahead snack mix is loaded with the classic and familiar flavors of fall! Every time we serve this tasty party mix it seems to be the first thing to disappeared! I am not surprised – I can certainly sit and eat a whole bowl by myself. Yes it’s that good!
CARAMEL APPLE PIE PARTY MIX INGREDIENTS:
- PECANS – I like to use pecan halves.
- PRETZELS – Your favorite pretzels. I like the salty twists.
- BUTTER – I use unsalted butter so I can control the saltiness of the mix better. Use salted if that is what you have at home.
- BROWN SUGAR – I use light brown sugar.
- DRIED APPLES – This are sold in bags or in bulk. I usually get them from the bulk bins, that way I only get what I need.
- CINNAMON – Ground cinnamon.
- GRANULATED SUGAR
- CARAMEL MORSELS – you can get this in the baling aisle of any supermarket. Buy extra as you will be munching on these while making the snack mix.
How To Make Caramel Apple Pie Party Mix
This Caramel Apple Pie Trail Mix is so easy to make. I enlisted the help of my little one who always loves to join me in the kitchen. He was in charge of mixing the ingredients that coat the pecans and pretzels.
- Preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugars, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
- Add the pecans to the butter and sugar mixture, then add the pretzels. Mix well until the mixture gets coated with the delicious sugary mixture.
- Spread the mixture on the baking sheet and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let the mixture cool for about 15 minutes.
- Stir in the dried apples and caramel chips.
After removing the pretzel/nut mixture from the oven, I had a hard time waiting for the snack mix to cool. The smell coming out of my kitchen was amazing! I wish I can say I had some self control but I would be lying. This snack mix is hard to resist!
If like me, you cannot wait for the mixture to be completely cool before adding the dried apples and caramel chips, don’t worry! Just know that the caramel morsels may melt a bit and make the snack mix a bit messy (yeah like messy melted caramel is ever a problem!)
How Long Can You Keep This Caramel Apple Pie Party Mix?
You can keep this delicious party mix in an airtight container for about a week.
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Caramel Apple Pie Party Mix
- 3 cups pecan halves
- 4 cups small pretzels twists
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups dried apple slices, chopped
- 3/4 cup caramel, morsels
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and pinch of salt.
- Add the nuts, stirring until coated. Then add the pretzels, and stir until the nuts and pretzels are completely coated.
- Spread the mixture on the baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, stirring twice during cooking. Remove from oven and cool completely.
- When cool, mix the nut and pretzel mixture with the apples and caramel.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
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