Posted by: tinkande | March 13, 2010

Spiced Nuts

Photo updated November 2010

I made these spiced nuts for a party a few months ago and they were a bit hit. Its impossible to eat just one. I especially liked that the chili powder and cumin added a nice kick to counteract the sweetness of the honey. I definitely recommend adding these to your next party menu or just making them to have around in case you get the munchies!

Spiced Nuts
Source: Good Things Catered

1 1/2 cups of your favorite nuts (I used a mix of cashews, peanuts, pistachios, and pecans)
1 Tablespoon butter
2 Tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

Heat a sauce pan over medium high heat. Add the nuts, honey, cinnamon and cloves, and stir constantly until the nuts have absorbed all of excess liquid (about five minutes.) Be careful not to burn or brown the nuts. Remove the sauce pan from the heat and add the additional spices, stirring to incorporate.

Transfer mixture to the prepared baking sheet and use a knife to separate any nuts that are stuck together. Roast in the oven for about 30 minutes, stirring 1-2 times, until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool on baking sheet for at least 10 minutes. Stir and break the nuts apart a couple of times while cooling to prevent clumps from forming. Serve warm or at room temperature. These keep well for a few days if stored in an airtight container.


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