Mixed Nuts Mole

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Mixed Nuts Mole
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
532
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
47g
72%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
23g
46%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
37µg
4%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.4%
Vitamin C
0.2mg
0.4%
Vitamin E
7mg
33%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
105mg
11%
Fiber
8g
31%
Folate (food)
185µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
185µg
46%
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
202mg
51%
Monounsaturated
21g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
48%
Phosphorus
436mg
62%
Polyunsaturated
14g
N/A
Potassium
642mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.6%
Sodium
218mg
9%
Sugars, added
0.7g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
34.9%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
24%

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