Spicy-Sweet Asian Nut Mix (Rachael Ray)

"Sounds yummy so I have placed it here for safe keeping. From Every Day with Rachael Ray March 2009"
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Ready In:
3 1/2 cup




  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Stir in the sesame seeds and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the sugar and, when just dissolved, stir in the soy sauce, then the chow mein noodles.
  • Quickly spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet; let cool.
  • Crumble the sesame mixture into a bowl and toss with the peanuts and wasabi peas.

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  1. What an easy and fun snack to prepare and enjoy!!!! Dh very much enjoyed this as he watched sport, very more-ish!! And I had enough to pop into a jar and take as a gift to friends on Christmas Eve, where nobody believed I made it myself, lol! I intend making this as gifts again, since it was well-received and so very easy to put-together!! Thanks, JB! This was made for P-A-R-T-Y! Tag!
  2. Really enjoying this snack mix! The sweet/salty/heat intrigued me, and I must say I'm not disappointed. Everything came together quickly and I added a few sesame sticks to the mix, as I had some waiting to be used. I only used about 1/2 of the sesame seeds, and that seemed to be enough to give a good sprinkling to all other ingredients. I did mix in 1/2 of the peanuts with the chow mein noodles and sesame sticks, to 'glaze' a few of them too. I then added the wasabi peas and the remainder of the nuts. I thought the spiciness of the mix was perfect, and a bit more heat is coming through the second day. My son even likes the wasabi peas, so kudos to you on that! Thanks for sharing a lovely snack mix, January Bride, that I'll make again and again.
  3. Just made these and had a quick snack and took a couple of pics and at this stage the sweetness is there with just a hint of heat, which I expect to come through more in the next 24 hours. The thing I found unusual with this recipes is that the nuts were not cooked in the mix but became part of it and so far they have a delightful crunch. This is the first time I have tried wasabi peas and I like their crunch though bland of taste by themselves but go well with all the other flavours. Thank you JB, one I will try again (got to use up those wasabi peas) and if the heat doesn't come through as expected in this batch will just up it it a tad (I used extra hot chilli flakes - home made from chillies I had dried). Made for Edition 7 - Make My Recipe. UPDATE - 24 hours later the flavours have just developed oh so much would have to recommend you make this as a make ahead dish and have there for people to have with their drinks.



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