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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Nuts

If you’ve never tasted this heavenly combination of sweet, salty, and spicy, you are in for a rare treat. My sweetheart brought me a package of these amazing spicy-sweet glazed nuts from a special shop and they didn’t last long! Here is the recipe so you can make them yourself.


2 cups walnut or pecan halves
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Cayenne pepper to taste

1. Put nuts in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, until they are lightly browned and fragrant.

2. Add butter, stirring until it is melted and the nuts are coated. Add maple syrup, sugar, salt, and cayenne, then turn down the heat and cook, stirring, until the liquid has evaporated and the nuts are well coated.

3. Allow to cool, then store in a covered container. These keep for three weeks. (Hah! They’ll be gone in no time.)

Makes 2 cups.

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By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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5:08AM PST on Nov 26, 2012

Thanks for the recipe.

5:05AM PST on Nov 26, 2012

This sounds great , thanks

2:10AM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Thank you

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4:29PM PST on Feb 22, 2012

Thanks for the article.

4:29PM PST on Feb 22, 2012

Love the recipe. Thanks.

2:45PM PST on Nov 14, 2011

I'll bet these disappear!

1:33AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Love the recipe. Thanks.

4:33AM PST on Mar 11, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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