Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

A quick recipe for a gift or a little snack for yourself, these Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts will delight your taste buds. You can make them as spicy as you like or leave them as is for a mild heat. I hope you enjoy.

Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts


1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/4 tsp. kosher or sea salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 cup Splenda
1 cup pecans
1 cup hazelnuts
1 cup walnuts
Or use your favorite combination of nuts to equal 3 cups.

Preheat oven to 400'

Melt the butter and add the cayenne pepper, salt, garlic and onion powders and stir. Stir in the Splenda. Spread the nuts out on a sheet pan and mix them together. Pour the butter mixture over them and and toss to coat all of the nuts. Roast in oven for about 10 minutes, watching carefully as they can burn quickly. Remove and set aside to cool. Stir to blend and store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
12 - 1/4 Cup Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234.2
Total Fat 23.8 g
Saturated Fat 4.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.8 g
Cholesterol 10.4 mg
Sodium 49.3 mg
Potassium 161.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.9 g
Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
Sugars 1.2 g
Protein 4.1 g

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