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Seasoned Mixed Nuts

 Seasoned Mixed Nuts
These seasoned mixed nuts make great hostess gifts; or just tuck some in with a Christmas present. I often add another teaspoon of cardamom, a flavor we enjoy!—Judi Oudekerk, Buffalo, Minnesota
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 cup salted cashews
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Directions

  • In a large heavy skillet, melt butter. Add 1/2 cup sugar; cook and
  • stir over high heat until sugar is dissolved. Meanwhile, place
  • cardamom and remaining sugar in a large bowl; set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium; add the cashews, peanuts and pecans to butter
  • mixture. Cook and stir until nuts are toasted, about 3 minutes. Add
  • hot nuts to reserved cardamom mixture; toss to coat. Spread on foil
  • to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/3 cup equals 349 calories, 27 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.