Merry Christmas and Happy New Year friends! Are you enjoying the holidays so far? I hope so! I am sorry we have not posted as much as usual….we have all been so busy this last month. You know how it is, I am sure! Busy or not, I just couldn’t wait another minute to share these nuts with you! You really need to try them before the holidays are over. They are very easy to make and would be a perfect treat to add to your table for New Years! My sweet friend Wendy introduced me to these amazing roasted nuts and I am hooked! They have such incredible flavors that are quite intriguing! The first time I had them, I kept going back for more, trying to figure out all the wonderful flavors I was tasting! Sweet and spicy, these unique nuts are the perfect holiday treat to share! And gluten free! YUM!
Chipotle and Rosemary Spiced Nuts
submitted by Melanie~www.thesisterscafe.com
3 c whole roasted unsalted cashews
2 c whole walnut halves
2 c whole pecan halves
1/2 c whole almonds
1/3 c pure maple syrup
1/4 c light brown sugar, lightly packed
3 T freshly squeezed orange juice
2 t ground chipotle powder
4T minced fresh rosemary leaves, divided
Preheat oven to 350
Brush sheet pan generously with vegetable oil. In a large bowl combine all nuts, 2 T vegetable oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, orange juice and chipotle powder. Toss nuts so they are evenly coated. Add 2 tablespoons rosemary and some salt and continue to toss. Spread nuts on an 11×17 cookie sheet. Roast for 25 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times with a metal spatula. Remove and add 2 T rosemary, 2 tsp salt and toss again. Stir occasionally until cooled.
Recipe Source: I got this recipe from my friend Wendy–after a little research, it looks like it is originally an Ina Garten Recipe.