Saturday, December 29, 2012

Spiced Nuts



With Christmas having come and gone, we are now looking forward to New Year.  If you are hosting a New Year's party, drinks and nibbles are often the order of the day.  For a moorish snack for party goers, I always think that spiced nuts go down a treat.  How spicy you make your nuts depends on your guests' tastes. 

If hot and spicy is your thing, I don't think you can go wrong with this recipe for spiced nuts. The honey adds a hint of sweetness and helps the spicy chilli powder and paprika to adhere to the nuts. Even better, these nuts are quick and simple to make.

I used a mixture of brazil nuts and almonds, but I think almost any type of nut that takes your fancy would be good coated with this spice mixture.  I packaged up my nuts for Christmas boxes, but do confess to sneaking a few myself along the way - they are pretty good.

What are you doing for the New Year?

7 comments:

Lizzy Do said...

Oooh, these look wonderful...love the sweet, salty, spicy mix! PS...yours look even better than your source :)

Jill said...

These sound delicious. I like the idea of using honey as the sweetener.

Kayte said...

Oh, those look like a tasty treat for watching basketball games now, tis the season! lol Items like this are always popular with ballgame watchers, thanks. For some reason we always go out to eat Chinese food on New Year's Eve...I have no idea why but we always do, it's tradition. Then we do things like movies, play bridge, do jigsaw puzzle, etc. to see in the New Year (we aren't the bar hopping crowd), and on New Year's day we spend it with family having a nice meal and doing whatever comes to mind. Always a lovely time. Thanks for asking. Can't wait to read what you did!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

My dad goes crazy over Spiced Nuts! In fact he asks for it every year :D

Elaine said...

With all the sweets this time of year, it is so nice to eat and serve something savory. The honey sounds like it is a perfect way to balance the spiciness.

yummychunklet said...

These are perfect for holiday parties!

Kari said...

One of my 2013 goals is to make more of my own savoury snacks, and spiced nuts are definitely on that list. The price if you buy them is astronomical, and (as I discovered this year) it takes so little time to do at home! I love the look of your bowl and the sound of that hot and spicy recipe.

Happy New Year :)