Mixed Nuts Mole

Mixed Nuts Mole
Staff Writer
Cynthia Nims

We most commonly see mole recipes in liquid form, doused over Latin American chicken or steak dishes, but this recipe presents it dry, baked with nuts to be enjoyed on your coffee table. 

6
Servings
213
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  kosher salt and flakey sea salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  sugar
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  cayenne or other hot chili powder
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  garlic powder
  • 3  Cups  unsalted nuts, such as peanuts, pecan halves, walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts
  • 1/2  Cup  unsalted, hulled pumpkin seeds
  • 2  Tablespoons  white sesame seeds
  • 2  Tablespoons  unsalted butter, melted

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Stir together the cocoa powder, salt, sugar, cayenne, and garlic powder in a small bowl.

Combine the nuts, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds in a medium bowl and stir to mix. Drizzle the melted butter over and toss quickly to evenly coat the nuts. I like to use a rubber spatula for blending the nuts, to be sure the seasoning is well distributed. Sprinkle about 1/2 of the cocoa mixture over and toss well to mix. Repeat with the remaining cocoa mixture; applying in 2 batches helps assure the most even coating of the nuts.

Scatter the coated nuts on a rimmed baking sheet.

Bake until lightly toasted and aromatic, 
15-20 minutes, gently stirring the nuts once or twice to ensure even toasting. Let cool on the baking sheet, then transfer to a serving bowl. If you are not serving within a few hours, store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
17µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
15µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
75mg
8%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
8µg
0%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
71mg
22%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
77mg
11%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
466mg
31%
Water
83g
3%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Nut Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Nut Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.