Spiced nuts (or sweet and spicy nuts, or any number of other things they are called) is kind of a general name for nuts that have been toasted then coated with sugar and lots of spices, and the recipe my family uses is posted below. These are fantastic for a snack or appetizer, and they seem like they take a lot more work than they do- always great for a hostess! These are sweet and spicy and pretty addictive, so you may not want to start out with a double batch like I did today- but I've got lots of college-aged boys around to eat up my extra food- I don't know what I'd do without them!
Here are the nuts and the sugar mixture, waiting to be combined.
And here are the nuts and sugar mixture in the pan, beginning to melt.
-2 cups mixed nuts
-2 tablespoons brown sugar
-1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon curry powder
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
-1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
-1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Toast nuts for 10-15 minutes at 300 F and let cool.
In a bowl, mix all ingredients except nuts.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the nuts and 1/2 of the sugar mixture. When the sugar mixture starts to melt, add the rest of it. Shake and mix the pan until all nuts are coated.
Remove from heat and let cool on waxed paper or greased baking sheet. Separate the nuts to prevent sticking.
And here are the finished nuts, cooling on a baking sheet- Enjoy!
These nuts are tasty and filling, and you probably already have a lot of the ingredients, so give this recipe a try and I promise you won't be disappointed!