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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”! 
Prep Time 8 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 Cups

kitchen gear

  • Rimmed baking sheet
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spoon, for mixing
  • Pot holders

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cup raw almonds, walnuts, pecans, or a combination
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Turn the oven on and set the heat to 300 degrees.
  • Put all the ingredients on the baking sheet and use the spoon to mix well.
  • Once the oven temperature has reached 300 degrees, 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. 

Notes

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.