Friday, December 17, 2010

FFwD - Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts



It's funny, isn't it, how the simple things are often the best. This week's French Fridays with Dorie selection, the sweet and spicy cocktail nuts, couldn't be simpler. You coat two cups of nuts with egg white, sugar and spices, set the coating in the oven, wait for the nuts to cool, and there you have it - one of the best snacks ever.

I made these for my Christmas boxes, but I am keeping the leftovers for me - these nuts are moorish and intoxicating. I would make these again in a heartbeat.

To check out what the other FFwD dare-devils made, go to the LYL link for 17 December at the FFwD website.

20 comments:

Happy Cook said...

I always love sweet and spicy combo and this looks delightfully nostopping crunch.

yummychunklet said...

Your roasted nuts turned out so nicely coated! And, I love the colored ramekin. Very festive!

chocolatechic said...

These were so fabulous I am speechless.

Conor @ Hold the Beef said...

I'm a little too scared to make this recipe. I have visions of my housemate and I inhaling them so fast we both choke and die simultaneously.

Kayte said...

You make them look so pretty and festive. I have got to take myself in hand and get FFwD done over the weekend so I can just post them all at once, I think, yes, I do, that's the only way they are going to get done this month! Thanks for the inspiration.

Gloria said...

This look amazing! gloria

adele said...

These look dangerously good. :)

jillbert said...

I wasn't quite sure about the sweet and spicy combo, but I should try these. They would be a great gift for friends.

Judy said...

This is my favorite December recipe from FFwD. I plan to make more this weekend and give them as gifts.

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

These sound so moreish! And I just wanted to let you know that I'll get you the soft salted caramel recipe. I'm just away at the moment! :)

Flourchild said...

These nuts rock and are so good to graze on all day long! They look scrumptious!!

Lizzy said...

I made mine for gifts, too! Everyone loved them :)

Elaine said...

They look so pretty and I can't wait to make these since I have been reading everyone say how good they are! It will be nice to make something that doesn't take very long for next week.

wanderlustforfood said...

Ha, love your description of them as 'moorish and intoxicating'. These were too fun to make!

peaseporridgepdx said...

I have put off my christmas cooking until the last minute and I'm thinking you are onto something with the nuts for gifts. Well done!

Kathy said...

I also made these for a small Christmas party I hosted and they were a huge hit! Yours look great!

TeaLady said...

So many rave reviews I have to make these.

Look just perfect for Christmas boxes.

Karen said...

These look perfect! Glad you liked them! I was glad they were so easy!

Ivy said...

Wow, easy and delicious but I know I will not stop eating them if I make some.

Lana said...

I also made the cocktail nuts this week and ate them all!
Must make again!
Yours turned up pretty much like mine. I did separate each nut - it was worth it, although I would not have minded some brittle:)