Spiced Nut Recipes are hot, hot, hot with the party crowd.
More than plain roasted nuts, these are roasted and spiced nuts, an easy but terrific party snack idea, appetizer, or wine and cheese party addition.
Pictured: Maple Bacon Spiced Nuts
They're not called "nibbles" for nothing. Wave your magic serving bowl and they disappear.
3 cups pecan halves
3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce, or to taste
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat your oven to 300°.
In a mixing bowl, combine melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, chili powder, curry powder and salt. Add the pecans to the mixture and stir until thoroughly coated.
Spread the pecans onto a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp and lightly toasted.
Serve warm. (Spicy Pecan Nibbles may be stored in an airtight
container for several days and reheated in the oven or microwave.)
One of the great spiced nut recipes, all the spices are ground, not fresh, so you can probably put these nuts together on a moment's notice. You can leave the maple-bacon out, if you must, but then you'll have to come up with a new name.
3 cups raw nuts, a mixture or your favorite
2 lightly beaten egg whites
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
6 slices uncooked bacon
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
Heat your oven to 350°.
Fold the nuts into the beaten egg whites, coating them thoroughly. Combine the spices and sprinkle them over the nuts. Toss, again coating the nuts evenly with the spice mixture.
Spread the nuts in a single layer on a foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet or two. Bake, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool them in a single layer on plates using a spatula to remove them from the baking sheet. Leave the oven on.
While the spiced nuts are cooling, brush the bacon with maple syrup and arrange the strips on a baking sheet you used for the nuts. Bake until crisp, turning once, about 20 minutes. Drain and cool on paper toweling.
Transfer the nuts to a serving bowl. Break the bacon into small pieces, without crumbling it. Toss the nuts and bacon together and serve immediately.
These spiced nut recipes make about 3 cups; multiply as needed.
But wait, there's more! Check out the Finger Food page for more spiced nut recipes like Spiced Roasted Almonds and Rosemary Walnuts.
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