Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Recipe Wednesday

I confess to having a habbit...a nut habbit. I love various nuts, especially if they're roasted. When I travel, a ziplock baggie filled with nuts gets me through the long flights and make a great snack for an engergy boost in between meals. Here's a recipe I've used to roast my own...that way I can control the salt and unroasted nuts are less expensive around here.

Another confession...I don't honey roast often, but it is a nice change. Most of the time mine are roasted and then tossed in sea salt while they are still hot.

Honey Roasted Nuts
• 2 cups peanuts (not raw)
• 2 tablespoons butter (not margarine)
• 2-3 tablespoons honey
• 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 Place peanuts in a bowl.
3 Heat butter and honey together, in microwave or on stove top, stirring well; Toss with peanuts.
4 Spread peanuts on a cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 5 to 10 minutes; After the 1st 5 minutes check them & stir every 1 or 2 minutes until peanuts are golden brown - the glaze will thicken and darken.
5 Remove, stir while cooling for 5 - 10 minutes until they no longer stick together.
6 *Sprinkle with salt (optional) or mix it in with the honey & butter mixture; you can also toss with sugar.

Different Nuts

1 cup of chopped walnuts
2 Tbs. of Honey
1/3 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
Dash of Salt (to taste)

Put honey, cayenne and salt in bowl. Microwave for about 20 seconds or until honey has thinned. Pour walnuts in bowl. Mix with spoon until all nuts are covered in mixture. Spread nuts on baking pan, preferably lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes in 350 degree oven. Stir nuts around halfway through baking time. Let nuts cool before placing in closed container.

Makes 16 1 tablespoon servings.

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