Simple recipes like this one come in handy this time of year. They’re easy to make, easy to keep, and equally appropriate for the unexpected drop-in, cocktail party, antipasto tray or a homemade gift. Be sure to experiment with different nuts and spices.
Time to make: ~20 minutes
- 2 cups unsalted nuts (any kind or a mixture)
- 2 tbsp. water
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1-2 tbsp. sugar (depending on how sweet you’d like them)
- 1 tsp. coarse salt
- 1 tsp. seasoning mix (such as baking spices, curry powder or southwestern seasoning)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet. Toast the nuts for 8 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.
In a pot, combine the water, brown sugar and butter, and bring to a boil. Toss the nuts in this mixture until coated and the liquid has evaporated.
In a bowl, combine the sugar, salt and seasonings. Toss the nuts in the spices until well coated.
Let cool. Store up to 5 days in the refrigerator in a covered container, or freeze.