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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Nuts

Today, I’m thrilled to share a special recipe with you all – my Sweet and Spicy Glazed Nuts. As the holiday season approaches, we’re all on the lookout for that perfect gift, something made with love and care. Well, I believe I’ve found just the thing in my kitchen!

These glazed nuts are a delightful mix of flavors – sweet, spicy, and undeniably savory. Made with a hearty blend of raw almonds, pecans, walnuts, and sunflower seeds, they’re not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. The olive oil adds a smooth texture, while the maple syrup brings a natural sweetness that’s hard to resist.

But it’s the spices that really make these nuts shine. The smoked paprika offers a subtle warmth, and the crushed red pepper provides a spicy kick that balances the sweetness beautifully. And let’s not forget that pinch of salt – it’s the secret to bringing all these flavors together harmoniously.

Preparing these nuts is a breeze. Just combine all the ingredients and bake them in the oven. The aroma that fills your kitchen will be a festive treat in itself! Once they’re cooled, you can store them in a glass jar, though I must warn you – they won’t last long!

Packaging these glazed nuts in a pretty jar and tying it with a ribbon makes for a charming and thoughtful holiday gift. It’s a delightful way to share the warmth and joy of the season with friends and family.

So, as you gear up for the holidays, remember that sometimes the best gifts come from the heart… and the kitchen! Happy holiday prepping, and enjoy every delicious bite!

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Nuts

1 cup raw almonds
1 cup pecans
1 cup walnuts
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Stir after the first 10 minutes.
Pour baked nuts over parchment until cool.
Store in a glass jar, although they won’t last long.

Looking for more sweet treats for the holidays?
Peppermint White Chocolate Fudge

Homemade Yeast Glazed Donuts

Rhubarb Sour Cream Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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