If you’re heading to a party and are looking for a tasty snack to bring, these Spicy Maple Cashews and Almonds will get gobbled up!
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! My husband and I seem to be making it a tradition to watch a Star Wars movie on Christmas day, so we went and saw Rogue One yesterday. We both loved it! Does anyone else watch Star Wars on Christmas? That counts as a holiday movie, right?
So Christmas is over, but 2016 is coming to a close in a few days, and I wanted to be sure to supply my followers with a couple of paleo New Year’s Eve snacks.
I got the idea for this from my Spicy Maple Pork Rub. I really liked the flavor that the combined spices and maple made, and thought it would go well on some mixed nuts. So I modified the spices a bit and tried roasting some cashews and almonds with the mixture, and I couldn’t stop grabbing handfuls of it. When I came home a day after I made them, I found they were gone. My husband then said “You need to make some more of that!” Well, he definitely gave it a thumbs up!
We brought a bowl of these to my mother-in-law’s house for Christmas Eve and they were a hit. Every last nut was eaten.
And the best thing is these Spicy Maple Cashews and Almonds are a pretty simple and quick recipe. A super easy party dish to make!
I hope you all enjoy them, and have a Happy New Year!
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp ground cumin
- 1/8 tsp cayene pepper
- 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, maple syrup and spices. Whisk well until the mixture is blended.
Add the nuts to the bowl. Toss the mixture until the nuts are evenly coated.
Spread the nuts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they are lightly browned. Stir them around every 5 minutes or so and check them. Be careful not to burn them.
Remove from oven, and let cool. Break apart any clumps.
Place in a serving dish and enjoy!