Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Maple Spiced Nuts

These sweet and spicy toasted nuts are great for gift-giving, cocktails or parties.  Make sure you have plenty on hand - they will go quick!

Maple Spiced Nuts

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 pound nuts - one variety or a mixture
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. maple syrup

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and add the nuts.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes, until the nuts are fragrant and beginning to toast.

Add the remaining ingredients, stirring until the sugar begins to melt.  
Lower the heat to medium and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, until the nuts are nicely caramelized around the outside.
Watch carefully as they can easily burn.
Transfer nuts to a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool; stirring periodically so they don't clump.

Sprinkle with additional salt while still warm (optional).


  1. No doubt these are great! Perfect party nibbles:@)

  2. Yum! Totally great for Christmas gift giving!

  3. These sound wonderful. Going on my Christmas giving list.

  4. You have always had a good eye with the camera. Even when we first started out with our click and shoot camera. Remember that? Those nuts look devine!


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