A good party calls for a good snack, and you’d be nuts to pass up this one. Ready in just 20 minutes, a mix of cashews, almonds, walnuts and pecans are coated with a buttery sauce and baked to perfection. Since you can make them in advance and store them for days, they’re great for serving groups or grabbing as you run out the door. Whether you prefer to nibble or eat them by the handful, each bite is a little sweet, a little spicy, totally toasty and wildly addictive. Feel free to try this recipe with any variety of nuts!
Sweet Heat Candied Nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking tray with foil; spray with cooking oil.
In large bowl, combine nuts and salt.
In medium saucepan over medium heat, warm water, butter and sugar until butter is completely melted. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat.
Pour hot mixture over nuts, stirring vigorously. Using slotted spoon, ladle nuts onto prepared baking sheet in single layer.
Bake 10 minutes. Shake pan to ensure nuts are evenly coated; continue baking 5 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool.