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I have always been a sucker for the yin/yang, salty/sweet, snack at Christmas. I do remember as a child having nuts at Christmas as a treat. Now my life is one big edible treat….which actually is not a good thing for my waistline, but good for you, as I have a high flavour expectation at all times. Hoping you already know that…based on recent blog/sales activity, I think you do.
There has been a massive jump in site visits….thanks guys, glad you love my work. Merry Christmixto you too!! So back to the nuttiness of Festive Frenzy.
fes•tive1: a temporary madness2: intense, usually wild compulsive behaviour
These are amazing. Off the charts amazing. Thinking you will be making these more than once. I made the batch on Sunday for the pic, went and had a wee nap, came out and they were demolished. (Note to self; hide some in the veggie drawer before napping!) They’ll never look there…you might want to remember that!
500g mixed nuts of choice, raw
2-3 tbsp Murray River pink salt flakes
2 cups mini pretzels
50g unsalted butter
50g real maple syrup
50g dark brown sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 egg white, beaten until aerated (this note will be discussed later)
1 x 110g pack Crio Beans
Place all nuts on lined baking tray that is big enough to spread them out. Place into cold oven set to 200ºC and cook 8 minutes. Remove from oven and whilst still warm, mix with pretzels and sprinkle generously with salt. Allow to cool.
Place all remaining ingredients except egg white and Crio Beans into Thermo bowl and cook 5 min/Varoma/speed 2.
Beat egg white with a balloon whisk or other means. (I know…shock, horror, but see my recommendations on beating egg whites in Thermo mixers here) You can try beating in Thermo, but you may need to beat more than one to get any luck!
Add beaten egg white to Thermo bowl and blend 5 sec/speed 6.
Pour over nuts and pretzels. Stir to coat evenly. Return to the oven for 8 minutes. When you remove them from the oven, stir to break apart, you may need to use two trays to have them be separate. The nut mixture will harden as it cools.
Stir through Crio Beans and serve.