Maple Spiced Nuts

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My mother in law makes the best candied nuts, and therefore she inspired me to try to make my own. My experimental nut candying has yielded nuts that are holiday-ish (but also year-round-ish, let me tell you). I very well could have used solely maple syrup, nuts and sea salt, but if you want to get all fancy (like yours truly), adding some spices gives these a nice uniqueness. These are delightfully and naturally sweet, and have an amazing kick, with cayenne providing a spicy aftertaste!  Disclaimer: these are diabolically addictive.

Sugar, spice and everything nuts!

Sweet & Spicay Nuts

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups mixed nuts (I used pecans, walnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, hazelnuts and cashews – but you could use only 1 type of nuts if you like)
  • 1 cup 100% natural maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper lined with oil.
  3. In a medium-large bowl, combine all nuts.
  4. In a skillet, add the maple syrup and all the spices and cook until bubbling (about 5-10 minutes).
  5. Pour over the nuts.
  6. Place on the baking sheet, spread them in a single layer.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until nuts are dark gold. Remove from oven.
  8. Allow nuts to cool, this concoction will form a sort of brittle. Subsequently break apart.
  9. Store in a cool and dry place.
  10. Go nuts!

N.B. These taste best when warm and fresh out of the oven.

One Comment Add yours

  1. GemmaPriceUK says:

    I am in #Superfood heaven right now! Great post – I love following your blog! Keep up the amazing work! Gem 🍉💚🍉 xx #FoodBlogger

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