One of America’s favorite party appetizers and snack foods, mixed nuts, redefined! These Caramelized Nuts with Honey and Chile Piquin are the perfect balance of spicy, sweet and salty all wrapped into one.
This recipe is courtesy of the National Honey Board.
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 cups mixed nuts, plain
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon chile piquen or powdered cayenne pepper
- 1 Heat honey and butter in a pot over low flame, stirring with a spatula until blended. Add the chile piquin and the salt. For best results, use a thick-based pot so that the heat distributes evenly.
- 2 Add nuts into pot, stirring every so often to make sure that the honey covers them completely. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure to leave enough space between them so that they don't stick together. Let stand until cool.
- 3 Heat the oven to 250°F and bake the nuts for 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand until cool and serve.