Monday, March 31

Crazy Yummy Nuts!

To prevent confusion, the recipe is called Sweet & Spicy Nuts. However, the recipe is so crazy yummy it just seemed apropos to give you full information!

I had a specific request to post this recipe from a dear friend...shout out to Arlana in AZ-town! I featured these nutty superstars on my Thanksgiving menu and they didn't disappoint. Now, nuts in Arizona will be bathing in sweet and spicy nectar birthed in a tasty Texas kitchen.

In hindsight, using the words "birthed" and "kitchen" in the same sentence makes me queasy...and will NEVER happen again! My apologies!

No matter if you're craving a nutty snack or headed to a party (church function, baby shower, office gathering), you'll be handing out this recipe! Yes, they're "pass out the recipe cards" good!

Sweet & Spicy Nuts
(yields 2 cups, double recipe for large group)
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (I use less, because I'm a spicy sissy)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cups nuts (I use mixed nuts but feel free to use whatever you like)

Preheat oven at 300 degrees. Mix butter, Worcestershire, cayenne, salt, and garlic powder until combined.

(At first glance, this doesn't look very appetizing. But when looked at with an artful eye, did you know butter + Worcestershire = green? I think it's pretty!)

Stir in nuts until evenly coated.

Add chili powder and sugar. Toss to coat.

Spread on baking sheet (line with foil or you will spend half your day scrubbing...and scrubbing...and scrubbing) and place in oven for 30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes.

Transfer to wax paper to cool for 45 min - 1 hour. When completely cooled, serve and enjoy!

Nuts are like family members, some are spicy and some are sweet but we love them all the same!

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