Thursday, December 9, 2010

FFWD: Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts

Sweet and spicy nuts.

Hey Gang! Sorry about the absence from FFWD, but I have been traveling and getting over a cold for the past couple of weeks. This week I made Dorie's sweet and spicy cocktail nuts. I like sweet, I like spicy, so I figured I would like these.

These nuts are a perfect treat for the holidays. You could bag them up and give them to friends, or put them out at a party. They are super crunchy, slightly salty, slightly sweet, with just a touch of spice. These nuts came together rather quickly and were devoured shortly thereafter. I used a blend of almonds and pecans, but you can use whatever nuts you like best. I increased the amount of chili powder, but these were still on the mild side because I was out of cayenne pepper. So if you want a little more kick be sure to add that. Again, I love Dorie's recipes because they are simple, yet brilliant.

Mixing together the sugar, egg white, spice, nut mixture.

Toasting in the oven.

Another holiday treat to add to the list! These might become a tradition in our household (If I can stop myself from eating them all myself).


♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Its going to be my fav too ,and am so loving these!
I can see all the options floating around and love them all!

Malia said...

We should make this at Mom and Dad's for Christmas. Yum-o!

Allison said...

Glad you're back! Hope you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Those look great! This has quickly become a favorite recipe of mine, too. I bought pecans, almonds, walnuts, and cashews to make it again.

Steph said...

These look so good! We loved them at my house. I don't know if they would last long enough to make it as gifts!

Cakelaw said...

These were fab, weren't they - I am giving mine awy as Xmas presents, but the ones I have snafled were soooo good.