Baking - General, Recipe

Spiced Almonds

I did quite a bit of baking through the holiday season, and one of the things I made to give away this year was spiced almonds. It’s a pretty simple recipe, and coats the almonds with a touch of sweetness, followed by a bit of a kick! It’s also a great holiday snack because you don’t have to feel quite as guilty about eating nuts as you do about cookies and fudge (but I still eat them anyway!)

Roasted spiced almonds.
Roasted spiced almonds.

To make these – and I think you could probably use any kind of nut, not just almonds – blend together 2 Tbsp liquid honey, 2 Tbsp veg. oil, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp cayenne pepper or curry powder, 1 tsp paprika, and 1 tsp salt. Once blended, pour in 3 cups of whole almonds (with skin on). Stir to coat the almonds, then spread in a single layer on an oiled or parchment lined baking sheet. Roast at 350F for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until nuts are toasted and glazed. Cool on the pan, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, and break apart once cooled.

And voila, an easy-peasy party snack, just in time for New Year’s!

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