Drowning in extra nuts from gift baskets? Use them in this tasty snack that's great for giving as gifts.
1 1/2 cups nuts
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon chili powder
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and bake nuts for 10 minutes; remove to cool slightly. Heat maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly; bring to a low boil, and stir in butter. Add nuts, and stir until coated; let cool. Combine cinnamon and chili powder (less if you don't want it spicy) in a bowl. Remove nuts from the maple mixture with a slotted spoon, and toss in the spice mixture. Lay nuts on a baking sheet, and sprinkle with a little sea salt; let dry. Store in an airtight container for up to 10 days.
I followed the recipe to the letter and the finished product is a sticky rather gooey mess. It tastes very good but is rather expensive to make as real maple syrup is pricey. Too messy to give as a gift so I keep them in the fridge and will use as a topping for ice cream.
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