Winter Spiced Nuts

Spiced nuts are probably the most highly addictive holiday snack in the world. They can be used for both sweet and savory dishes or for snacking all day long. Try this recipe as a crowd pleasing garnish for soups, salads, ice cream or other tasty winter related desserts.

Winter Spiced Nuts

  • 2 C Whole Walnuts or Pecans
  • 3 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ¼ tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ C Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • Place large pan over low/medium heat; add the butter and nuts and toss. Slowly toast the nuts until fragrant and browned. Add the spices, salt and 3/4 of the sugar, toss frequently to caramelize the sugar without burning about 5-7 minutes. When the sugar has cooked and caramelized place the nuts into a bowl and toss with the rest of the sugar and a pinch of salt. let the nuts cool completely before serving.


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