I doubled the recipe because I had to made a big batch for our upcoming Easter lunch on Sunday. Four cups of a variety of raw nuts were added: hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, whole almonds and the walnuts. First I roasted the nuts and whole garlic for about 20-25 minutes @ 350 degrees. In the meantime, melted the butter and added the spices. As soon as the nuts were removed from the oven,the spice mixture was added then proceeded with the recipe as indicated. (I minced the garlic,too.) These are positively addicting! Thanks for posting the recipe.PS the salad suggestion is on my list to try!
5 spice powder sees little use in my kitchen as I usually find it overpowers everything. I decided to try the recipe anyway with 1 cup of nuts. I am so glad I did! The nuts are wonderful- sweet, sassy, and very balanced. They only took minutes to make and cooled on the parchment paper while I assembled the salads. I used them in a salad of mixed greens and assorted vegetables topped with bleu cheese crumbles and a sweet onion dressing. Yum! A definite keeper of a recipe. Thank you for your contribution to RSC & good luck!
These turned out nice and had an interesting taste that I enjoyed. Good luck!
On their on these are okay but they really do add a nice spark to mixed greens. I did experience a little problem with the spices "clumping" and not coating the nuts smoothly. These were mixed into salad greens, cranberries and a balsamic vinaigrette for a delightful dinner salad. Good luck in RSC.
I was really looking forwrd to trying this one, I love spiced nuts, but unfortunately it just wasn't over the top for me. Some spice was coming through just too strong for me and left an aftertaste I just wasn't fond of. I also added salt after they were finished, which definitely upped the flavor. They stayed a little sticky upon cooling. It's a very easy quick recipe just unfortunately didn't have the right flavors for my taste. Creative recipe for the contest. Good luck!
I love crunch in my salad, so when I read the description I knew I had to give this a try. The flavour was very nice, but extremely mild. I will definitely be adding cayenne next time as suggested. I heated the sugar/spice mixture until bubbling, however after the nuts had cooled, they were still quite sticky. I then baked them in a 350* oven for 8 minutes. Once cooled, they were crunchy, weren't sticky at all, and separated easily. Made for RSC #15. Thanks for sharing your recipe, and good luck in the contest.