Spicy Roasted Nuts

These are crunchy and just a little spicy—a perfect gift for any nut- lover on your list! Package them in small plastic bags, or in small lidded jars. Tie a ribbon around, add a gift tag, and get ready to say, “You’re welcome”! 

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Hands-on time:
8 minutes
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Total time:
20 minutes
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Makes
4
Cups

Kitchen Gear

Rimmed baking sheet
Measuring spoons
Spoon, for mixing
Pot holders 

Ingredients

4 cups raw almonds, walnuts, pecans, or a combination
1 1⁄2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
1 1⁄2 teaspoons teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Turn the oven on and heat it to 300 degrees.
  2. Once the oven temperature has reached 300 degrees, put all the ingredients on the baking sheet and use the spoon to mix well.
  3. Carefully put the baking sheet in the oven and roast until the nuts are a shade darker, 10–12 minutes. Set aside to cool before packaging. 

Fancy That! 

To make the nuts:

  • sweet, add 1 tablespoon honey, real maple syrup, or sugar. 
  • curried, add 2 teaspoons curry powder. 
  • ​spicier, double the chili powder.