*This snack mix isn’t crazy spicy, but it does have a nice kick. If you prefer a milder mix, you may wish to reduce the cayenne pepper to 1/4 teaspoon. Conversely, if you subscribe to the-hotter-the-better rule of thumb, you could increase the cayenne to 3/4 teaspoon.
**If the brand of pretzels you’re using is rather salty, you may reduce the added salt by a pinch or two. Also, if you have pretzel sticks or another small shape on hand (my nieces like rounds because they make good rings!), you may use them in place of the twists.
Tip: If you melt the butter in a large bowl, you can do all the mixing in that bowl and have one less dish to wash.
One more thing: David’s original recipe incorporates 1 teaspoon smoked paprika and 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa into the butter mixture. Feel free to try that version, too.