I have discovered something amazing. No, I can’t take full credit for this flavor packed super snack combo – but it is amazing. Before going to Montana to see my bloggie idol Pioneer Woman, a stop at Trader Joe’s was necessary to stock up on all the road trip essentials. And into my basket fell a package of the Rosemary Pecans with Cranberries.
Tonight I tried to replicate them. And for a first attempt they turned out pretty decent. There is one thing I’d do differently from here on out – but either way it wasn’t an epic disaster. Woo, crisis averted.
So, here it all is! For your grocery list include,
~ 2 cups pecans
~ 1 cup Craisins
~ 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
~ 1/2 tsp salt
~ 1 tablespoon sugar
~ 1 teaspoon dried Rosemary
Here is where I should have done things a bit differently. In the step where I mixed everything together, I should have only mixed the nuts, oil, sugar, salt and pecans. Don’t add the craisins here.
The dumping it all in a plastic bag thing did work out pretty well though – minimal clean up.
Preheat your oven to 350, laying out the mix from the bag onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake for 10 minutes.
When out of the oven and cooled – break out another plastic bag and here is where you should add in the crasins to the pecans.
Here is the finished product – the way I did it, with baking the craisins into the mix. Some retained their squishy yummy texture, but some got a bit crunchy. Who wants crunch craisins? So remember – don’t add them until you have baked your nuts.
These will make a great power snack – and an addicting one at that.
I just discovered this treat at TJ’s and googled the ingredients. This recipe is easy and even better that the packaged product. I like controlling the salt, adding more cranberries. Thank you very much!
So happy to find this! Bought them at TJ;s for years. Moved to an area with out them. This area does have lots of pecan trees. Picked three bags full and will make these as little Christmas favors! Thanks!
This recipe is even more valuable now that TJ’s is no longer carrying this mix! Yup — it’s true. I wanted to pick some of for Thanksgiving appetizers, but was told the item had been discontinued. Plan to make them for Christmas gifts for friends and family.
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