A tasty win!

Recently I won a prize at C. Beth Blog because she was celebrating her second “blog-iversary”.  After I won, Beth and I discussed what my edible prize should be.  She makes some fantastic seasoned nuts, so that is the prize I chose.

And last week my prize arrived — her wonderful Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts!

This is only a small portion of the nuts Beth actually sent because the package was here when I arrived home hot and hungry from a hot, humid round of golf,  so I immediately sat down and enjoyed some (alot!) of these with a glass of ice tea.  Delicious.  Thank you, Beth!

Here is Beth’s recipe for these nuts (which she adapted from someone else’s recipe so that they can be made in the crock pot).   Beth also makes three other variations of seasoned nuts which you can view here.

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts (in the crock pot)

Ingredients:

4 cups raw nuts
1/4 cup honey
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
cooking spray

Instructions:
Spray CrockPot with cooking spray. Put nuts, honey, and cayenne pepper in CrockPot, and stir to coat nuts well. Turn CrockPot on high, and cover. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring every 10 minutes. (Set a timer!) Nuts are done when they are
almost crunchy enough–but they will cook further after removing them from the CrockPot, so don’t overcook. Before removing from CrockPot, add sugar and kosher salt, and toss so that all the spices stick to the nuts. Immediately put nuts on wax paper to cool.

It’s so sweet to win!  And sometimes just slightly fattening.

6 Responses to A tasty win!

  1. C. Beth says:

    I’m sure that you needed the calories and even the salt to replenish what you lost by golfing! 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed them. I made a big batch so I could enjoy them too, and I even ended up bringing some to a potluck!

  2. Sandra says:

    Beth — The salt, yes — the calories doubtful. 🙂 But they were worth it!

  3. carlahoag says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this recipe! Just last Sunday I bought some Sweet & Spicy Pecans from Ravelin,my favorite bakery in Denton, Texas. After talking with the clerk, I intended to chop them for a green salad topping, but then I needed a boost yesterday and now the little bag is much smaller (I don’t have the excuse of being tired from playing golf, but we’ve had our two grandsons -ages 7 & 5 – here this week. Does that count as exercise?).

    So now I can make my own! And I’m Very pleased that the recipe is for the crock pot – I won’t have to fire up the oven to add to the Texas heat.

  4. Sandra says:

    Carla — I’m so glad you will enjoy this recipe too! 🙂

  5. […] above also has Sweet and Spicy Pecans from Ravelin Bakery in Denton, Texas. Sandra posted a similar recipe on her […]

  6. These sound delicious–and in the crockpot!!! Amazing! I will be making these!

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