Spicy nuts can be made with any nuts you have on hand! These spicy nuts are easy, delicious and perfect for your next party table or for gift giving!
Best part is they can be made in less than 15 minutes! If you have a spice lover in your house, or on your gift list, they will thank you for these!
Spicy nuts are a healthy snack
Did you know that pecans have been deemed healthier for you than any other tree nut? Tis true. This article explains the health benefits of pecans.
Pecans are heart healthy, they are great for skin and hair, they are anti carcinogenic, contain anti inflammatory properties and can even help you lose weight. For this reason alone, I always have some pecans in the freezer.
How do you Store Spicy Nuts to Preserve Flavor?
Notice I said freezer there? Store your opened nuts in an air tight container, such as a half pint canning jar, in the freezer to prolong their freshness.
- Toast nuts in oven for about 10 minutes, until golden and fragrant.
- Place Sugar, salt and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
- Mix well.
- Place water, honey and olive oil in large skillet. Bring to bubble. Coat nuts with the mixture.
- Coat nuts with the mixture.
- Once coated, transfer nuts to bowl and coat with sugar mixture,
- Turn Nuts onto cookie sheet in single layer, until dry. At least a few hours, or overnight.
See how easy they actually are? These Spicy Nuts are an edible, from your heart, gift. Or they are a great appetizer for your guests, any time of the year!
Do you like to give edible gifts? It is one of my favorite things to share with friends and family! My Pickled Peppers are requested often, only second to my Cowboy Candy. Blackberry Syrup and Strawberry Jam are big favorites too!
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Spicy Nuts - Great for snacking or giving as gifts
- 2 cups pecans or your favorite nuts, or a combination
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cayenne powder, heaping can use any chili powder you have to adjust heat level
- 1 1/2 tsp coarse kosher or sea salt
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Place nuts in a single layer on cookie sheet, Toast for approximately 10 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Watch carefully so that they don't burn. Check often.
- While nuts toast, mix sugar, salt and cayenne in medium bowl.
- In a large skillet, heat water, oil and honey over low heat. Combine. When mixture begins to bubble, add nuts and stir, coating all nuts in the liquid, until all of the liquid is absorbed.
- Turn nuts into sugar and spice mixture and coat all sides.
- Lay on cookie sheet, in a single layer and allow to air dry until they are not too sticky. Store in air tight jars. Freeze, if storing for more than a week.
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