One of my favorite things to make this time of year is spiced nuts; the recipe is simple and you can make a huge batch of them at once to hand out to teachers, friends, neighbors, and as hostess gifts!
Here is my favorite recipe:
1 lb. roasted, unsalted nuts (cashews, pecans, almonds, macadamia
2 tbsp. fresh rosemary, minced
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. coarse sea salt
2 tsp. dark brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp. melted butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat unsalted nuts for 5 minutes until warmed. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients; will be a paste like consistency. Coat the warmed nuts with the paste; serve warm or at room temperature.
Fill your favorite jar, container or box with these yummy spiced nuts this year and as a crowning detail, add a decorative ribbon and a personalized gift tag.