It’s Nuts Around Here


This morning, I decided that we needed a project intended for little helpers.  Something hands on and not too messy.  It also had to be more interesting than daddy’s project, since the girls were using up the last few drops of his sanity.  

A batch of Nutty Snack Mix seemed to be the answer.  It killed about twenty minutes (cooking with kids takes a lot longer than doing it yourself) and it will provide snack fodder all week.  

Nutty Snack Mix

1 tsp salt

1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground habanero 

1/4 tsp celery seed

2 TBL olive oil

1 cup raw pumpkin seeds

1 cup raw sunflower seeds

1 cup raw cashews

1 cup raw almonds

2 cups raw peanuts

Mix spices and oil in a small dish and set aside.  Add more habanero if you wish, this is the family friendly version.  

Pour the nuts and seeds into a large bowl and mix well.  The important part is 6 cups of raw nuts and seeds.  Choose varieties you enjoy the most or use what you have on hand.

Add the spice/oil mixture and stir until everything is evenly coated.

Spread on a baking sheet and put in a 250 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.  Stir every 10 minutes to prevent burning.  Cool completely before serving or storing.  


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