Spicy Party Mix

Spicy Party Mix is a fabulous appetizer and a great healthy snack for kids. For adults, it goes really well with a cocktail; for children it’s the perfect replacement for Chex Party Mix.

Ever since the boys were little we’ve been visiting a resort in Mexico called Palmilla. It’s an old time place in San Jose del Cabo, one where Sinatra and his friends used to hang out and it’s gorgeous. This year is the first year that we have not gone to Pamilla. It’s closed until spring 2015 due to Hurricane Odile which destroyed parts of Baja California. From the news reports we saw it looked like utter devastation. They have our prayers in rebuilding entire towns.

On one of our visits to Palmilla, the hotel served a cocktail snack that was a mixture of nuts, dried fruit, and chili powder. I knew I’d have to make my own version of this sweet and salty snack for my family so we could eat it all year round. I hope y’all like it as much as we do. But beware! It’s addictive!

Spicy Party Mix

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  • Place nuts in a large bowl and toss with oil
  • Sprinkle chili, chipotle, and salt over nuts, tossing to incorporate
  • Spread on a large baking sheet
  • Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes
  • Remove from oven and cool, then toss in raisins
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
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This fabulous Paleo snack recipe is equally wonderful for a festive New Year’s Eve cocktail party or to take in the car on a cross country journey. I haven’t tried making it with other combinations of nuts and fruits, but if you do please share your versions with us in the comments section below!


15 responses to “Spicy Party Mix”

  1. Haven’t tried it yet, but I’m thinking of adding some instant coffe granules and a spoonful of cacao powder for a mole type flavor.

  2. I made your spicy party mix last night for a New Years snack, it was so easy to prepare and it was really addicting, I couldn’t stop eating it. Thank you for all your yummy recipes!!
    Happy New Year!

  3. Just made this substituting walnuts for pecans and dried cherries for the raisins. Accidentally put the fruit in the oven with the nuts, but it turned out fine. My batch needed a few minutes longer in the oven. Then I stirred in dairy free chocolate chips to half of the batch while it was still warm! Very delicious! Thank you!

  4. I made this today & it was fantastic! I can’t have chipotle, so I substituted curry & sprinkled some tumeric in. I hate raisins, so I substituted organic dried cherries. This will be a regular at our house. The whole famy loved it!

  5. I have purchased Celtic sea salt, but neglected to specify “fine” , can you advise me how to make it ” fine” myself?
    Your bread recipes are so wonderful. Thanks for all of your knowledge, that you share with novices like me!
    Thanks in advance for your suggestion.

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