Recipe by veggigoddess
"The first time I made this I had a small tub of raw nuts in my cabinet and didn't know what to do with them. My mom gave me the recipe, and after I made it I couldn't stop eating them. I am not a nut person, but I am totally addicted to these coated nuts. They're perfect for parties and festive occasions!"
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1 1/2 tablespoons
ground black pepper
Okay, I read the reviews and went "Hmmmmmmm", so, I did it my way, and these were great. Frist, I used canned nuts, not raw, didn't heat them, and left out the salt since they were already salted. Then I mixed together all the sugar and spices, but not the nuts, in a non-stick saucepan. I added 2 teaspoons of water to the sugar/spice mixture to help dissolve everything, then when it just started to boil, I put the nuts in and kept stirring for about 3 minutes. Then, I put the nuts in a bowl and microwaved for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. This way, all the nuts were not only coated, but glazed as well. When they were cool, they didn't stick together at all.
This was a terrible recipe as originally written. I wasted 3 lbs of nuts before I modified the recipe enough to get desirable results. The spice mix needs 2 tsp. of liquid to adequately melt the sugars so the nuts will be coated. Although the mix smelled GREAT, there was not enough flavor so I also added 3/4 tsp of cayenne to get a spicy taste.
The sugar completely ruins the flavor and they weren't that spicy. The nuts came out in burnt globs even though I kept a constant eye on them and stirred them often. The nutmeg and clove turned bitter in the oven. I ended up throwing the entire batch out, because even the nuts that didn't burn had a bitter taste to them. I'll keep looking for a better spicy glazed nut recipe.
I made some changes:
added 1 egg white to coat the nuts
3/4 t. cayene pepper to add zing
increased cumin to 1 T
reduced salt to 1/2 t
This was an easy to make recipe, though I didn't get the mixture to spread over the nuts very well. I tried it a couple of times, b/c it was so easy. My friends weren't fans of it, but it's good for a change of scene. My friends and I are nut people, and I guess we prefer the salt to the sweet/spice.
No one liked these! Sorry:(
This didn't melt well. Also I had to stir constantly or I would have had 2 cups of burned nuts! Next time I'd try adding a tsp or so of water to get the sugar to melt properly and it might be more like a glazed nut. Taste was good.
I recently made these for a gathering and everyone loved them! Kids loved the sweetness and adults loved the combo. I tried to figure out a way to not have them stick together like some of the other reviews said happened and I took i egg white and beat it till foamy and coated the nuts in it before coating w/ seasonings & this helped the nuts from sticking together that much. Once cooked I placed them on a flat sheet of wax paper and separated them all till dry. the one's that stuck were great though because it was like a sweet nut cluster! Great for parties!!! Thanks Karla
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet and Spicy Nuts
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 80
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