Sweet and Salty Party Nuts
Diet: Gluten and Wheat Free
These nuts taste so much nicer than any shop bought varieties and you can adjust the flavourings to suit your guests. You end up perfectly frosted nuts that are evenly roasted, and they make an ideal addition to any party.
- Cooking spray
- 100g raw walnut halves
- 100g raw brazil nuts
- 100g raw pecan halves
- 100g raw almonds
- 100 raw cashews
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 75g white sugar
- 55ml water
- 1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 180 °C, 160 °C fan, gas mark 4.
Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper and lightly coat with cooking spray.
Combine the nut in a large bowl and add the salt, black pepper, cumin and cayenne pepper. Toss until all the nut are evenly coated.
Heat the sugar, water, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter has melted. Cook for 1 minute and then remove from the heat. Pour the butter mixture over the bowl of nuts and stir to coat.
Transfer the nuts to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, give them a stir, make sure they are still in a single layer, return to the oven, and bake until nuts are sticky and roasted, about 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
You can make these just sweet by omitting the spices, salt and pepper. Try making them with a ½ tsp of ground cinnamon, sugar, water and butter.