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Party Nuts

by Emma on November 14, 2011

in Snacks

Last week I bought my Christmas tree. Over the weekend I wrapped my first Christmas present.

I might be jumping the gun here, but I am in the mood for the holidays!

Every year I love to make some kind of sweet, salty mixed nut concoction. They are seriously the perfect snack for one, but also great for parties or to wrap in jars and giveaway to friends or family who might be over visiting. You can add any combination of spices that you like, this year I sprinkled in a little nutmeg. Pie nuts, anyone?

Party Nuts, makes four cups (perfect for two medium-sized mason jars if you are gifting…)

Needed: 2 cups almonds, 2 cups whole pecans (you can use any combination of nuts that you prefer), 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, a pinch of salt and 4-5 tablespoon melted butter.

First toast your nuts in a dry sauce pan over medium heat, 3-5 minutes. Be careful not to burn them, but don’t skip this step. It really does bring out the flavor, plus it makes your kitchen smell like chestnuts roasting on an open fire. If you know what I mean.

Once nuts are toasted and fragrant set aside in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour the melted butter over the toasted nuts. Sprinkle on the sugar and spice mixture and toss so that all the nuts get coated a little.

xo. Emma


sal November 14, 2011 at 6:11 pm

I love nuts! lol xx

Lee November 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Sounds delicious! I will be making these for sure :D

Elisha Davidson November 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Looks delightful!

Emilee November 14, 2011 at 8:24 pm

You should publish your own cookbook!

chelsea November 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

what a great idea for gifts for the office! cute mason jars full of holiday nuts.. cheap, simple, and adorable!

The life after November 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm

It is a great snack!! Have to try it out!

The Life After

Georgia November 14, 2011 at 10:42 pm
Chris November 15, 2011 at 12:51 am

Yum! I love candied, glazed, spiced nuts! Your method is a bit simpler than the one I use, I’ll have to try it- thanks so much for sharing!

irene wibowo November 15, 2011 at 1:57 am

i love nuts.. :) irene wibowo

shannon November 15, 2011 at 3:43 am

Those look so yummy! I think I might just make some of those for Christmas gifts this year. I think it’s so cute that you already bought your tree and wrapped your first present. I love this time of year as well. :)

Charlie(forages and finds) November 15, 2011 at 8:47 am

Hmmmm this is something I could do without an oven… and with vanilla sugar. Good idea! Going to have a think about what i could do with this :)

Marie-Claire November 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Sounds delish! A shop that sells nuts like this just opened near my Uni – have never thought of making my own though you make it sound easy :)

anna November 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

These will be perfect for my holiday gift baskets! Thanks for the recipe :)

Miriam @ Overtime Cook November 16, 2011 at 2:34 am

Oh wow, those look amazing! I love nuts! Must try this recipe. :)

Katy November 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Hey girl! I am hosting a recipe exchange for Thanksgiving over on my blog and I would be honored if you would join in! for real! honored. HEHEH! ;-) come over and join the fun!

Dewbien Plummer December 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Love this!!! Am definitely going to get my nuts on :)

Katrina December 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I’ve just made a batch of these for Christmas presents and they taste awesome!

Brilliant recipe, many thanks x