Christmas Note #20 — Nuts to You

I felt kind of guilty about talking about the mint fudge and not sharing the recipe. So, to make up for it, I’m going to tell you how to make “Hot Spicy Toasted Nuts,”  a recipe that was originally on the Better Homes and Gardens website but is now gone.

The cayenne pepper gives these nuts an unexpected kick so I generally warn people before offering them some.

Hot Spicy Toasted Nuts
8 oz. nuts (pecans or walnuts work well)
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. oil
1-1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350. Place nuts on a jelly roll pan. (I cover it with foil or parchment paper.) Toast for approximately 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Mix remaining ingredients with a whisk or fork. Remove nuts from oven and drizzle mixture over them. Toss until well-coated. Spread in a single layer. Cool on pan on wire rack. Store at room temperature in tightly sealed container. Makes 2 cups. 1/4 cup has 210 calories, 4 g. protein, 9 g. carboyhydrates, 19 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, and 80 mg. sodium.

They’ll look kind of like this:

Candied Walnuts - Making Candied Walnuts - Rob...

Candied Walnuts – Making Candied Walnuts – Robert Lew, Holmesglen TAFE (Photo credit: avlxyz)

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About kymlucas

"Taking care not to take love too seriously." Writer of smart, fresh, contemporary romance and women's fiction. Blogging about writing, reading, and more recently, dealing with the ins and outs of breast cancer.
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