Nuts - Sweet & Spicy Recipe

Submitted By: mimi from redwood shores.

Nuts - Sweet & Spicy Notes

Nuts are a great party snack, but many of the recipes for spiced nuts were either too hot or too pungent for the nuts own flavors. I developed this recipe after my first trip to the spice house. Serve alone with cocktails, or sprinkled over a spinach or leafy green salad.

  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar - regular sugar OK too
  • 2 heaped teaspons Saigon Cassia cinnamon
  • 1 cup your favorite nuts - best if lightly roasted and lightly salted (not great with unsalted nuts).
Serves / Yields

Bag of nuts

Preparation Instructions

Preheat a heavy flat frying pan (not cast iron).
Lay some parchment paper onto the counter top. Mix together the sugar & cinnamon until well combined. Sprinkle this mixture onto the hot pan. Stir with the wooden spoon as the sugar disolves and turns golden. 3-4 mins Sprinkle the nuts in the pan in one layer. Stir until all the nuts are well coated, 2-3 mins. Scrape nuts onto the parchment paper to cool. Its ok if there are nuts clusters, they can be broken when cooled.

Helpful Hints

Do not use a cast iron pan. Tested with cashews, almonds, mixed nuts Fantastic topping for a spinach or butter lettuce salad. Do not sample the nuts from the pan because the high heat in the sugar will burn fingers!!

Quick Shopping List

Vietnamese "Saigon" Cassia Cinnamon, Cracked or Ground
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup in shaker jar, net 2 oz.

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