Lemon Pepper Nuts
Super simple, yet party-worthy! These are absolutely fantastic. Pepper is very mild.
- Ready In:
- 1 cup mixed unsalted nuts (I used peanuts, almonds and pistachios)
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons lemon pepper
- In large pan, combine cashews and sugar over medium high heat.
- Stir until sugar melts completely (about 5-7 minutes). Lower heat, and stir in lemon pepper.
- Pour onto sheet of wax paper on a cooling rack, and spread out. Allow to cool.
- Store in tightly-sealed container.
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Good savory/swwet treat. I used 2 C Planter's Cocktail Nuts, (salted) 1 C Pistachios (Shelled as its hard to shell them and they were salted) and 1 C Almonds (Not Salted). So I quadrupled the recipe and used an 8 qt pot. Stir and Stir and Stir until the sugar starts to brown and if you see any smoke lift from heat immediately, keep stirring and if necessary put on lower heat again to melt sugar all the way. Removed from heat and I added Lemon Pepper (I used Trader Joe's which you grind as needed) a little at a time, stirring thoroughly each time or you could get clumps of pepper stuck to the sugar in just one area. I did not have waxed paper so sprayed Pam on pans and cookie sheets and spread nuts out on that. You can't really taste the lemon but I am sure it lends itself to the taste. Whenever I use lemon pepper on meats and such I can usually taste the lemon but not so much in this. Really different and I know it would go over big at a party, picnic and Super Bowl parties especially. To clean melted sugar from pot, heat 4 cups of water to boil and put into pot and boil for a few minutes on range.Reply
I used a mix of almonds, peanuts, cashews and pecans. I also did this in the micro and added some water to make the sugar liquefy. I popped them in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 to get a nice crunchy crust. They set up beautifully and the pepper is very mild. I think I will add a touch more pepper next time I make these, and there will be a next time! Thanks!1Reply
Awesome. Addictive. MMMMMM I made this recipe (quadrupled) to give as Christmas gifts to my two sisters. They are both eating the vegan way lately and I was in search of recipe that I could give to them. This recipe would please ANYONE. I couldn't stop sneaking tastes as the nuts were cooling! I would recommend doubling the recipe for starters. You will be glad you did. For a double recipe - I used one 11/5 oz. can of Planters mixed nuts (mine were lightly salted and it seemed to work just fine); 1/2 C. sugar and 1 T. lemon pepper (by Mrs. Dash). The recipe is perfect and soooo tasty. Thank you!Reply
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