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?
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.