Day 2 of our gift week features an exciting Sichuan Party Mix sure to liven up any snacking experience. Laced with Sichuan Peppercorn and chili peppers, this mix is anything but boring.
During my time spent living in Shanghai, my family got hooked on a peanut snack called Huang Fei Hong. These mouth-numbing and spicy nuts were so good, I decided to replicate them in a mix that would be an unexpected gift for any foodie looking for something new.
Sichuan Party Mix
- 1/2 cup pretzels
- 1/2 cup soup crackers
- 1/2 cup sesame melba rounds
- 1/2 cup salted roasted edamame
- 1 cup salted roasted peanuts
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 Tbsp ground Sichuan peppercorns
- 1 Tbsp whole Sichuan peppercorns
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp dried sliced Asian chilies
- 1/4 tsp ground coriander
This treat couldn't be easier to make. Toss all the nuts and crackers together (feel free to change up the mix according to your taste). Melt the butter in a microwavable bowl and stir in the spices until well combined. Pour over the snack mix and stir to coat.
Place the mix on a baking sheet and toast in a preheated oven at 350°F (280°C) for 10 minutes, until fragrant. Allow to cool, then arrange in gift bags or boxes.
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