Well, hello 2012.  I sorta keep pinching myself because I’m thinking that I’m in a dream.  That 2011 isn’t really over.  “Time flies” is an understatement.  What a great year it was.  So all I have to say is that this year has BIG shoes to fill.

This recipe is definitely a start to filling those shoes.  I would even say that this *might be*my new favorite snack.  I’m pretty sure you are aware of our affection for Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.  Imagine what happens when I combined my favorite spicy flavors with a salty snack like mixed nuts…well, I mean after I took a few sips of water…I. Was. Hooked.  I mean, immediately.

Try these for your next party or potluck or dinner.  You will definitely be very popular, I promise!

Some other buffalo-style favorites:

Buffalo Chicken Pizza – Bake Your Day
Buffalo Chicken “Wings” – Bake Your Day
Buffalo Chicken Dip – Bake Your Day
Buffalo Chicken Burgers – Bake Your Day
Baked Buffalo Chicken Pasta – How Sweet It Is
Buffalo Chicken Wontons – Baked By Rachel
Buffalo Chicken Sliders – Baked Bree

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Spicy Buffalo Mixed Nuts

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


1 cup cocktail peanuts
1 cup mixed nuts
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. Frank’s red hot sauce
1 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, more or less depending on taste
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil.

Mix all ingredients together and spread in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until nuts are lightly toasted.

Cassie's Notes:
Use any combination of nuts that you'd like. I happened to have extra peanuts on hand so I thew them in.