Rosemary Pecans and Cranberries

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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.
 
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Rosemary Pecans and Cranberries

An easy homemade power snack, great for road trips or hikes!

  • Author: Country Cleaver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Dried Rosemary

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. In a plastic bag, add all ingredients – except Craisins – and toss to combine.
  3. Lay out coated nuts onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  4. Add in dried cranberries and toss to combine. Devour.