#4881: Here's a favorite of mine...Rec: Spiced Nuts
Posted by: Pat-NoCal at 7:14 pm on Dec 10, 2006
Just made a batch of these to give as a hostess gift today. They're very quick to make and so tasty.
1 lb. (4 cups) walnut or pecan halves
3/4 cup butter (original recipe called for 1 cup)
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp nutmeg
2 tbsp ground cloves
2 tbsp cinnamon
In heavy skillet toast nuts and butter over low heat about 20 min., stirring frequently until lightly browned. Mix together remaining ingredients in paper bag. Remove nuts from pan and drain on paper towels (note: I use a grocery bag spread out on the counter, topped with a paper towel...works well). Toss nuts with other ingredients in paper bag until generously coated. Turn into a colander to shake off excess coating. Cool. Store in covered container. Yield: 4 cups. Makes a nice gift presented in small mason jar covered with fabric and ribbon or in a festive cellophane bag tied with ribbon.
Patís note: Thereís enough powdered sugar mixture that I actually find I can make a second batch of nuts using the remainder of the powdered sugar mixture.
Source: Kim @ Gailís