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spiced-nuts

Fall is the best time to make these aromatic and deliciously spiced nuts. I like to use walnuts and slivered almonds. They taste great, make good housewarming or holiday gifts, and makes the house smell like fall is in the air!

2 lbs walnuts (I like to use 1 lb whole walnuts and 1 lb slivered almonds and place each nut on half of the baking sheet)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup water

Mix the sugar with the spices in a medium sized bowl, then add the water and stir to combine. If you are using 2 different nuts and want to keep them separate, scoop out 1 cup of the spice mixture and put aside. Mix walnuts with spice mixture to coat. Spread out on half of a baking sheet lined with foil. Place the remaining spice mixture in the bowl and toss in the other nuts (I like almonds). Mix to coat and spread on the other half of the foil lined baking sheet. You can keep nuts separate or combine them if you want a mix.

Bake at 200F degrees for 1 hour (carefully toss every 20 minutes, making sure you don’t cut into the foil).

Remove from oven and let cool completely. Store in container or zip lock baggies. I like to use small zip lock baggies and place one of each nut in the frig (keeps for 2 weeks) and the rest in the freezer (keeps for 3 months) until ready to use.

Great eaten as a snack, or on breakfast cereal/oatmeal.

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