Squirrels aren’t the only ones who love nuts in the winter! From sweet to spicy, here are a few of our favorite roasted nut recipes for fall and winter snacking — whether you’re on the go or curled up on the TV room sofa in front of a crackling fire. All are easy to make and call for basic ingredients found in your kitchen pantry cabinet and spice rack.
Let’s start with the basics. With just 3 ingredients (peanuts, sugar and salt), Sugared Peanuts are as simple as can be and tasty to boot. Before roasting in the oven, you’ll have to boil the peanuts to make a syrupy coating. For the recipe and easy-to-follow instructions from A Taste of Home, click here.
Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Almonds
Crunchy and sweet with a hint of vanilla, cinnamon and ginger, candied almonds instantly warm your heart when the temperature begin to drop. They take about an hour to roast under low heat in the oven, but it’s well worth the wait. For the recipe from The Chunky Chef, click here.
This recipe calls for two types of sugar (granulated and brown) for an extra touch of sweetness. Add cashews and a hefty dash of cinnamon to the mix and you get an irresistible fall and winter snack. For the recipe from One Sarcastic Baker, click here.
Candied Spiced Walnuts & Pecans
Imagine roasted walnuts and pecans sprinkled with cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper, and drizzled with pure maple syrup? Sounds perfectly delicious, right? Now imagine dumping it all onto a baking sheet and popping it in the oven for 15 minutes — no bowl required! Click here for this simple, one-pan recipe from The Minimalist Baker.
Rosemary Thyme Spiced Mixed Nuts
This fragrant recipe calls for fresh herbs and a variety of mixed nuts, including cashews, pecans and almonds. Seasoned with cumin and cayenne pepper, this savory snack is easy to make and can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Click here for the recipe from A Farmgirl Dabbles.
Smoked Paprika & Garlic Roasted Almonds
What could be easier than tossing whole almonds in olive oil with a blend of salt and zesty spices, spreading them evenly on a baking sheet, and roasting for 10 minutes? For a satisfying and simple snack when hunger strikes, click here for the recipe from Heart of a Baker.
Are you ready to try one of these recipes? Raid your kitchen pantry cabinet for squirreled away nuts, sugar and spices, preheat your oven, and let’s get snacking!
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