These nuts. Seriously.
I know you’re probably thinking that these can’t be good for you. Truthfully, they’re definitely a treat. But, when you’re navigating the snack table at a party, nuts are one of the best things you can reach for – they fill you up, have good fats and lots of protein. Much better than a sugar cookie or fudge.
I make these every year. I call them Christmas nuts. It’s a recipe a friend of mine introduced me to years ago and I finally looked it up – they’re the bar snack at Union Square Cafe in New York City.
These could not be simpler and are a great gift. Spicy, sweet, savory…they hit every craving. Grab yourself a handful of these delicious nuts and a glass of champagne and you’re got a little party for one! Or package some up for your friends in little cellophane treat bags…and make sure to include the recipe. Trust me, they’ll ask.
Recipe slightly modified from Nigella Lawson’s Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts recipe.