Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 08:46 am
This Caramel Apple Pie Party Mix is loaded with caramelized pecans, pretzels, dried apples and caramel chips. This snack mix is a bit crunchy, a bit sweet and as delicious as homemade apple pie!
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If you love caramel apple pie, you will love this easy to make and always addicting party mix! Every time we serve this snack 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:
- BROWN SUGAR
- DRIED APPLES
- GRANULATED SUGAR
- CARAMEL MORSELS
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. Brown and granulated sugars, melted butter, cinnamon and a pinch of salt (that was his favorite ingredient!).
The pretzels and pecans get coated with the delicious sugary mixture (that smells amazing!!). Then it’s baked for about 12 – 15 minutes.
After removing the pretzel/nut mixture from the oven, let it cool before mixing with the rest of the ingredients. I must admit, waiting was hard for me to do. I wish I could blame my son for it but no, I was the most impatient person in the kitchen! I wanted to mix everything and start eating – the incredible aromas of toasty nuts, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon were absolutely wonderful!!
If you are like me, and cannot wait for the mixture to be completely cool before adding the rest of the ingredients, please know that your caramel morsels may melt a bit and the party mix may get a bit messy (yeah like melty caramel is ever a problem!)
Serve this delicious snack mix as part of appetizers at a cocktail party, for movie nights, tailgate parties or simply on a fall afternoon! Enjoy!
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- 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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