Saturday, January 18, 2014

Something Special Party Nuts

These party nuts are the perfect combination of spicy, sweet, and salty.  It is a great addition to cocktail hour or even just a special afternoon treat!
  • 1 C. pecan halves
  • 1 C. whole cashews
  • 1 C. walnut halves
  • 1 C. almonds
  • ¼ t. ground cumin
  • ¼ t. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ t. garlic powder
  • ¼ t. onion powder
  • ¼ t. black pepper
  • ½ t. chili powder
  • ½ t. cayenne pepper
  • ½ C. white sugar
  • ¼ C. water
  • ¼ C. (1/2 stick) butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  3. Place all of the nuts in a big bowl and sprinkle all of the spices over the nuts.
  4. In a sauce pan, combine the sugar, water and butter over medium heat.  When the mixture comes to a boil, cook for one minute and the remove from the heat.
  5. Pour the mixture over the nuts and stir well.
  6. Pour the nuts onto the cookie sheet and spread them out into a single layer.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes and then remove and stir the nuts until all are covered with the syrup.
  8. Return to the oven and bake for 6 minutes and then remove and allow to cool before serving.
Tips and Tricks:
  • You can use any type of nuts you like.  I buy the can of mixed nuts and use it.

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