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