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Spiced Nuts

A yummy, sweet and spicy nibble. Try bagging them up as little home-made gifts.

Suitable for vegetarians

Spiced Nuts

Instructions

These spiced nuts are really simple to make. You can vary the nut selection as you please - try peanuts, cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts or even add pumpkin or sunflower seeds.

For this recipe we have used Chinese Five Spice, which gives quite a subtle, aromatic flavour. The recipe is very adaptable and you can use whatever ground spice blend you want. For a spicier taste, add some Tandoori Masala or, for a Moroccan flavour, try using some Ras el Hanout.

  1. Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4/180 C. Spread the nuts out evenly on a baking tray and roast for 5-8 minutes until they start to lightly brown. (Keep an eye on them, if they get too brown they can start to taste bitter).
  2. Once the nuts are ready, heat the oil, honey and spice blend in a large sauce pan. Stir everything together and heat for a couple of minutes until it starts to bubble and turns syrupy.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the nuts. Mix everything together so that all the nuts are coated.
  4. Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper and spread the nuts evenly onto it. Bake for another 5 minutes.
  5. Turn the heat down to gas mark 1/140C and bake for another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before eating.