Take this sweet, spicy and savory snack mix with you to deliciously fuel your day’s adventures. Mix it up with maple-chili pecans, cheesy crackers, dried apples, raisins and chewy bits of jerky. You’re free to switch it up and make it nut-free by replacing the pecans with pumpkin seeds, or take it vegetarian and pop in plant-based jerky. However you choose to put it together, the inclusion of gluten-free cheddar crackers from Simple Mills brings just the right touch of satisfying cheese flavor.
Cheddar & Spicy Maple Snack Mix (Gluten-Free)
Chili Maple Pecans
- 1 box Simple Mills Gluten-Free Farmhouse Cheddar Crackers
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- 2/3 cup unsweetened and unsulfured dried apples chopped
- ¼ cup golden raisins
- ½ cup chopped jerky beef, turkey, plant-based, etc.
- 1 batch chili maple pecans
In cast iron or other large heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat, melt oil or butter.
Add pecans and stir until coated.
Add maple syrup and stir about 1 minute until well-coated. Remove pan from heat.
Sprinkle on chili powder and salt. Set aside to cool and harden.
Into large bowl, add completely cooled pecans and break up if stuck together.
Add crackers, sunflower seeds, apples, raisins and jerky. Gently toss to combine.
Store in airtight container at room temperature and eat within 48 hours.
For longer-lasting mix, substitute chili maple pecans with raw or roasted pecans and store in airtight container for 1 week.