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Sweet & Spicy Nuts

 Sweet & Spicy Nuts
Hot and spicy with a hint of brown-sugar sweetness, these snacking nuts are simply sensational. You and your guests will not be able to stop munching! The quick-and-easy skillet recipe also makes a great stocking stuffer or last-minute holiday gift from the kitchen. —Patty Lok, Sherman Oaks, California
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shelled walnuts
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash Louisiana-style hot sauce

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the salt and spices; set aside. In a large
  • heavy skillet, melt butter. Add walnuts and pecans; cook over medium
  • heat until nuts are toasted, about 4 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with spice mixture. Add the brown sugar, water,
  • Worcestershire and hot sauce. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until
  • sugar is melted. Spread on foil to cool. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 2 cups.

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Nutritional Facts: 1/3 cup equals 321 calories, 30 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 218 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.