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Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

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Recipe By:Chef John
"I find this technique much easier than the stovetop pan method. You'll get beautiful, perfectly frosted nuts that are roasted evenly, with no bitter burned spots."

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 100 g untoasted walnut halves
  • 110 g untoasted pecan halves
  • 140 g unsalted, dry roasted almonds
  • 135 g unsalted, dry roasted cashews
  • 6 g salt
  • 1 g freshly ground black pepper
  • 0.5 g ground cumin
  • 0.4 g cayenne pepper
  • 100 g white sugar
  • 60 ml water
  • 15 g butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  2. Combine walnut halves, pecan halves, almonds, and cashews in a large bowl. Add salt, black pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper; toss to coat.
  3. Heat sugar, water, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter is melted. Cook for 1 minute and remove from heat. Slowly pour butter mixture over the bowl of nuts and stir to coat.
  4. Transfer nuts to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer.
  5. Bake nuts in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Stir nuts until the warm syrup coats every nut. Spread into a single layer, return to the oven, and bake until nuts are sticky and roasted, about 6 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.