By Janet Crow
This is one of my favorite times of the year, decorating the Christmas tree and make homemade goodies to give to friends and family. Nothing means more to me than receiving a gift that someone put their heart and soul into making for my family.
These spiced nuts are always a favorite and they are so simple to make, not to mention, they smell delicious as they are baking. After they cool I divide them up into mason jars then seal and top with a bow and they are all ready for gifting to our neighbors, friends and family this year.
The recipe will make a single batch, so you will need to double or triple the recipe as I always do when making for gifts during Christmas. For more family recipes please follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/janetsappalachiankitchen.
2 C. nuts (I used Spanish peanuts, cocktail nuts and walnuts, use what you like to eat)
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
Add the nuts to a bowl, add in the olive oil and toss to coat. Add the spices and again, toss to coat well. Spread out on an baking sheet and place in a 325 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove and allow the nuts to cool completely before storing.