Spicy Straw Stacks

Make these irresistible sweet-salty jumbles out of mixed nuts and--surprise--uncooked chow mein noodles.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 20
 

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup sugar
1/4
cup dark corn syrup
1/2
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2
teaspoon black pepper
1
can (11.5 oz) mixed nuts
1
cup chow mein noodles
1/4
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment or waxed paper; spray paper with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in sugar, corn syrup and peppers. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring often, until sugar melts and glaze begins to thicken. (Mixture will look foamy.)
  • 3 Remove from heat; stir in nuts and chow mein noodles. Immediately drop in stacks of about 2 tablespoons each onto cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Cool completely.
  • 1 Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment or waxed paper; spray paper with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in sugar, corn syrup and peppers. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring often, until sugar melts and glaze begins to thicken. (Mixture will look foamy.)
  • 3 Remove from heat; stir in nuts and chow mein noodles. Immediately drop in stacks of about 2 tablespoons each onto cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Cool completely.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Dark corn syrup has a caramel flavor and color added, which give it a darker color and stronger flavor than light corn syrup.

Store these spicy little stacks tightly covered between layers of waxed paper.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Piece
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
115mg
115%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.