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Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Are you looking for a delicious snack that combines the flavors of sweetness and spiciness? Look no further! These Sweet and Spicy Nuts are the perfect treat for any occasion, especially during the holiday season. Whether you're hosting a festive gathering or simply want a tasty snack to enjoy, these nuts will surely satisfy your cravings. Let's get started!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
10 mins 15 mins 25 mins 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mixed nuts (e.g., almonds, cashews, peanuts) (240g)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (50g)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (28g)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (21g)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (2g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (3g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) (0.5g)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mixed nuts, granulated sugar, melted butter, honey, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper (if using). Mix well until all the nuts are evenly coated with the mixture.
  3. Spread the coated nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the nuts are golden brown and fragrant. Stir the nuts halfway through the baking time to ensure even browning.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the nuts cool completely. As they cool, they will become crispy.
  6. Once the nuts are completely cooled, transfer them to an airtight container or serve them immediately. They can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks.

Serving Suggestions

These Sweet and Spicy Nuts are incredibly versatile. They can be enjoyed as a standalone snack or used to enhance other dishes. Here are a few serving suggestions to inspire you:

  • Serve them as an appetizer at your holiday party.
  • Sprinkle them over a salad for an added crunch and flavor.
  • Use them as a topping for ice cream or yogurt.
  • Pack them in small bags or jars as homemade gifts for friends and family.

No matter how you choose to enjoy them, these Sweet and Spicy Nuts are sure to be a hit. So go ahead, make a batch, and savor the delightful combination of flavors. Happy snacking!

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