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Spiced Candied Nuts

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc.)

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a shallow baking pan with cooking spray.

In a small saucepan mix water, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in nuts and simmer mixture, stirring, for about 1 minute. Immediately pour mixture into pan and spread in one layer. Bake in middle of oven 8 minutes, or until most of liquid is evaporated. Immediately transfer nuts to a piece of foil, keeping them in one layer, and cool completely. Nuts will continue to crisp as they cool. Break up any nuts that have stuck together.

You can use any spices you want! Try curry powder for a spicy sweet, cayenne pepper (to taste) for hot and sweet, garlic powder, onion powder, pumpkin pie spice, etc. Use your imagination. No matter what you use, they turn out great!

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