Appetizers/ Snacks

Brown Butter Maple Chipotle Snack Mix (+ Gilmore Girls)

Brown Butter Maple Chipotle Snack Mix //

Gilmore Girls is, hands down, my favorite TV show ever. And in case you haven’t heard the news, there’s a Netflix revival happening in exactly one week. To say that I’m excited is a serious understatement. And what better timing – the day after Thanksgiving, where one is free to lay on the couch surrounded by leftovers, kleenex, and a million happinesses. (Speaking of which – what are your Turkey Day plans? We’re headed up to spend time with my family in Chicago and I can’t wait.)

If you’re familiar with Gilmore Girls at all, you know that food plays a serious role in the show, and more specifically – junk food. Pop-tarts, popcorn, marshmallows, Chinese, pizza. Mallomars, cake, pie, coffee, donuts, danishes. Heaven knows how those girls do it (and how they don’t get sick), but they eat like champs, and it’s something to be admired. Some internet friends and I decided to celebrate the revival occasion and post Gilmore Girls-inspired recipes, and for my contribution I picked something I knew the movie-loving, snack-junkie GGs would love. It’s a chexy-snack mix that’s sweet, spicy, crunchy, and totally addicting. It’s ridiculously easy to throw together and even easier to consume (though really, eating is always easier than making) – perfect for a party, movie night, or, obviously, binge watching the revival. (Tell me – are you Team Jess, Logan, or Dean?!)

I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday spent with the people you love. Eat lots of cozy food & hold no regrets?

Brown Butter Maple Chipotle Snack Mix //

Be sure to check out the rest of the recipes included in today’s roundup!

Becca from Fork in the KitchenMocha Brownies with Espresso Ganache

Liz from Pumpkin & Peanut ButterRoasted Tomato Margarita Pizza

Maya from Spice & SproutMucho Mac & Cheese

Alexa from FooduzziUpside-down Tequila Slammer with a Twist

Laura from Joy Food SunshineDessert Sushi

Rebecca from Nourished.  – Peanut Soba Noodle Bowl with Veggies

Brown Butter Maple Chipotle Snack Mix //

{recipe inspired by & adapted from How Sweet Eats}

Brown Butter Maple Chipotle Snack Mix (+ Gilmore Girls)
  • 4 c wheat chex cereal
  • 4 c corn chex cereal
  • 4 c mini pretzels
  • 1 c toasted, salted corn
  • 1 c raw almonds
  • ½ c salted butter, melted
  • ¼ c pure maple syrup
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 1 t ground chipotle pepper
  • salt, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 300. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss chex cereal, pretzels, corn, and almonds.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, maple syrup, and spices.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture over the chunky stuff in the bowl and carefully toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle some salt in there, too.
  5. Spread out on a baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. Best eaten fresh or within 2-3 days.

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  • Reply
    Rebecca | NOURISHED.
    November 23, 2016 at 9:45 am

    This is my kind of snack!! I love the sweet-salty-spicy thing going on here. And so much crunch!! I cannot wait for Friday and for bowls and bowls of this snack mix 🙂

    • Reply
      November 30, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Thanks, Rebecca!! Sweet-salty-spicy is my fave!

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    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    November 19, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Wow! I am seriously obsessed with this. I am definitely a salty over sweet person, and I can totally see myself stuffing handfuls of this into my mouth while watching GG! Thank you so much for participating in the roundup! <3

    • Reply
      November 30, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Same here, chica! 🙂

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    Becca @ Fork in the Kitchen
    November 18, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Holy addicting! Cannot wait to make this!

    • Reply
      November 30, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Thanks, Becca!!

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