You know when you go to a party and are trying to be casual, sampling the delicious goodies on the table…then you try something…and you can’t-stop-eating-it. That’s me, with these nuts. I’m not alone. Make a batch of these and see how fast they go. Maybe that’s just our big family, where people grab fast and furious if they are scared they are not going to get something.
- 4 cups mixed nuts
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1½ tsp chili powder
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or foil, but if using foil, spray it with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Place nuts in a large bowl
- In a small saucepan over medium heat add maple syrup, butter and 1 tsp chili powder, ¼ tsp cayenne and salt
- Heat until boiling, about 2 minutes
- Immediately pour over nuts and stir until evenly coated
- Spread out nuts in a single layer on your prepared baking sheet
- Bake in the center of the oven- at 300 degrees- stirring occasionally until glazed-20-25 minutes
- Sprinkle with remaining chili powder and cayenne and stir
- Let cool on sheet, stirring occasionally
- Store in an airtight container
The point is, these are delicious. The maple gives them a sort of candied taste and the spices just finish them off. Spicy Maple Nuts make a great gift for almost anyone.
I buy the large jars of mixed nuts from Costco, or the Superstore, but you can use any sort of nuts, or combination.
I picked up these sweet little jars with the chalkboard labels (complete with a piece of chalk) from the Dollar Store. Men are hard to buy for… a couple jars of these with some local craft beer…you’re welcome.
Put on some Christmas music, make a batch…or two…of these nuts…and enjoy!
This recipe is from Chatelaine…
To give nuts a sophisticated flair, roast with maple syrup and dried spices.
Source: Spicy maple nuts – Chatelaine