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Taco Nut Clusters and Malted Pretzel Brittle

Taco Nut Clusters and Malted Pretzel Brittle
Servings:
6
Total Time:
about 1 hour

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare the taco nut clusters recipe and begin to bake (10 minutes)
  • Prepare the brittle recipe and begin to bake (in same oven) (10 minutes)
  • Prepare entrée and sides (if desired); serve (35 minutes)

Taco Nut Clusters

Ingredients

Nonstick aluminum foil
1 cup nacho cheese-flavored tortilla chips, crushed
Large zip-top bag
1 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup sliced almonds
1 teaspoon taco seasoning
1/4 cup egg substitute (or 1 egg, beaten)

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line baking sheet with foil. Place chips in bag and crush with fingertips. Shred cheese (1/2 cup); add to chips.
  2. Add almonds, seasoning, and egg to corn chips; shake to coat. Scoop tablespoonful-size mounds onto baking sheet, placing 2 inches apart. Bake 20–25 minutes or until cheese is melted and almonds are toasted.
  3. Let stand 10 minutes or until cool. Place in airtight container; store for up to 3 days.

Malted Pretzel Brittle

Ingredients

Parchment paper
14 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 cups mini salted pretzels (8 oz), coarsely crushed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons malted milk powder
2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt butter. Place pretzels in large bowl and crush. Add both sugars and milk powders; toss to combine. Stir butter into mixture until blended.
  2. Spread pretzel mixture in an even layer on baking sheet; bake 15–18 minutes or until browned. Let stand 10 minutes to cool before breaking into pieces. Serve. (Makes 12 servings.)

Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with any of our ready-to-cook entrées from the Meat or Seafood departments and add a frozen vegetable blend on the side.
  • The taco nut mixture can also be spread evenly in a single layer to bake for a fun, trail mix-type snack.

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Taco Nut Clusters

CALORIES (per 1/6 recipe) 150kcal; FAT 11.00g; SAT FAT 2.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 5mg; SODIUM 150mg; CARB 7g; FIBER 2.00g; SUGARS 1g; PROTEIN 6g; CALC 6%; VIT A 0%; VIT C 0%; IRON 6%

Malted Pretzel Brittle

CALORIES (per 1/12 recipe) 290kcal; FAT 15.00g; SAT FAT 9.00g; TRANS FAT 0.50g; CHOL 40mg; SODIUM 410mg; CARB 35g; FIBER 1.00g; SUGARS 19g; PROTEIN 3g; CALC 6%; VIT A 10%; VIT C 0%; IRON 8%

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