This recipe for Tiki Snack Mix is one of my all-time favorite party foods. The roasted nuts, bacon and pineapple make it irresistible! Serve this up at your next tiki party or backyard summer get-together. Don’t forget to make a double batch so you can send guests home with some to enjoy later. They’ll love you for it!
Tiki Snack Mix
Recipe Type: Snack
Author: Rachel Beyer
Adapted by [url href=”http://www.yumsugar.com/Easy-Party-Appetizer-Recipe-Tiki-Snack-Mix-8088327http://” target=”_blank”]Food & Wine[/url]
8 thick slices of meaty bacon
3 cups salted roasted peanuts and cashews
4 candied pineapple rings, cut into 1/3-inch triangles
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat the oven to 350°. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on a rack set over a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, until the bacon is crisp. Drain on paper towels and cut into 1/2-inch strips.
In a bowl, toss the bacon with the peanuts, pineapple, sesame seeds, soy sauce, honey and cayenne. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring once, until the bacon is browned. Season the mix with salt and stir occasionally until cool, then serve. Yields about 4 ½ cups.
Rachel Beyer is an artist, designer and creative maker based in Portland, OR. She loves crafting, party planning and illustration. Rachel runs her own creative blog, Adventures In Making and also has a line of greeting cards, art prints and handmade goodies called Camp Smartypants.