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So, it’s been a whole week and a couple days since I became a mama to the sweetest little girl you’ve ever seen. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have even seen a few shots of her.

I feel like things are slowly getting back into a rhythm. It’s a totally new rhythm, but a rhythm nonetheless. One new thing? Instead of Eric and I packing up every other weekend or so and traveling an hour to visit my family, my family is now making the trek here. I mean, there is a magnetic new little personality doing the pulling, so I totally get it.

When you’ve got a bunch of family around, it’s always a good idea to have savory snacks on hand to keep folks going through the baby-passing and football watching. We’ve got the bonus of an extra big game this weekend, which is always an excuse for extra special snacks, like this Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix.

Chock full of Fisher almonds and pecans, pretzels and oyster crackers, and a savory sweet spice mix, you will NOT be able to stop eating it! It comes together so quickly we’ve made several batches in the last week, even with a newborn in the house. Now that is seriously easy.

When I’m having a crowd of people over, I like to strategically place bowls of this snack mix around the house. It’s perfect to nosh with a beer or glass of wine, or even just fizzy water while you reconnect with friends and family you might not have seen in a while.

I’ll tell ya, nothing brings family back together like a new baby or the biggest football game of the year. But I’m totally cool with just keeping this Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix around for post-game day too. It’s addicting!

Sweet & Spicy Snack Mix


1 cup Fisher Whole Almonds
2 cups Fisher Pecan Halves
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups small pretzel twists
2 cups oyster crackers


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread almonds and pecans out onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until nuts are warm and fragrant, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in the bottom of a large bowl whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cardamom and salt. Add warm nuts, pretzels and oyster crackers. Stir gently until all nuts, pretzels and crackers are evenly coated.
  3. Spread nut mixture evenly onto rimmed baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking time. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Store mix in an air tight container for up to 5 days.


When mixture comes out of the oven, the glaze will still be wet. It will dry and set as the snack mix cools. Be careful not to over bake the mix.

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  1. Chrissy says:

    This was awesome! I was generous with the nuts, crackers and pretzels and it was still very flavorful!

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed it, Chrissy! Thanks so much for stopping back and leaving your feedback.

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  3. Tiffany says:

    Congrats on your baby! This snack mix sounds delicious!!

  4. Betsy says:

    Jamie,this is amazing! I did not have the cardamom so off to the grocery store. I am so glad I got the cardamom. It adds such great flavor. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks so much.

  5. Cookbook Queen says:

    I love the snack mix, but we HAVE to talk about this baby. What. A. Doll. I love her already, is that weird??

  6. Jean says:

    This looks perfect for this weekend! I have everything at home but the cardamom. Is there another spice I could substitute?

    1. Cindy says:

      My daughter can’t find many spices in her little town in Texas. She makes her own “cardamom-like” spice with equal amounts of cinnamon and
      either nutmeg, ginger, or cloves.

  7. Katrina @ WVS says:

    This snack looks perfect!! Love this flavour!

  8. Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs says:

    Jamie, this snack mix looks SO good. Love the addition of cayenne!