Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Red cranberries and green pumpkin seeds add festive color to this crunchy sweet-salty snack mix.
Heat oven to 250°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray foil with no-stick cooking spray; set aside. Place a large strip of aluminum foil onto large cutting board or work surface; lightly spray with no-stick cooking spray.
Combine almonds, crackers, sesame sticks and pumpkin seeds in bowl; set aside.
Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 3-5 minutes until sugar and butter are melted and mixture comes to a boil. Pour over almond mixture; stir to coat well. Spoon into prepared pan.
Bake 60 minutes, stirring and breaking up clumps every 15 minutes. Spoon onto foil-covered cutting board. Cool completely, stirring occasionally to break up large pieces. Stir in cranberries and raisins.
Dietary Fiber: 2g
I have made this 3 times now and just love it. Great for gifts or packed in those little snack bags for a quick pick me up after school or before a workout at the gym. Try varying the nuts or the pretzels. I was out of yogurt raisins the last batch, so only added the cranberries. I added some sunflower seeds in their place. A bit less sweet, but still wonderful.
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