This is one of my favorite holiday treats! (ok, being honest, cookies are the favorite – but this is one that comes with a little nutritional boost!) A little salty, a little sweet, and a little spicy – all rounded out with hint of Christmas pine, and rich comforting maple.
In addition to being lower sugar than most holiday treats, a 1/4 cup serving of these provides healthy fats, copper, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Rosemary Sweet 'n' Spicy Mixed Nuts
- 2 1/4 cups Mixed Nuts, unsalted
- 2 Tbs chopped fresh rosemary, or 1/2 Tbs Rosemary powder
- 1 pinch Cayenne powder
- 2 Tbs Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbs Purse Maple Syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 2 Tbs Butter
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper
- Spread nuts onto baking sheet, bake 10 minutes
- Remove nuts and let cool
- While cooling, melt 1 Tbs butter. Set aside
- Mix remaining ingredients to make sauce
- Pour nuts into a large bowl and stir in melted butter, tossing to coat.
- Add sauce and toss to mix evenly
- Spread nuts back onto baking sheet, and bake 5 minutes. Stir, and bake another 5-7 minutes until golden and bubbly
- Cool for about 20 minutes; serve warm
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
You can heat the sauce mixture on the stove top over low heat to thicken it up. Then instead of a nice sauce, it becomes a thicker syrup and makes this treat more like a brittle.
Recipe from http://www.DublinDietitian.com
Have a great holiday season, however you celebrate!