Holiday Nut Mixes

October 01, 2013

The holidays are prime snacking time, especially while wrapping presents, decking out the tree, and waiting for the turkey to come out of the oven. Here are 3 delectable nut mixes that are perfect for snacking and gift-giving!

Cinnamon Candied Walnuts

Holiday Nut Mixes

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a saucepan on medium heat, combine sugar, honey, water, and salt. Stir occasionally until the color is a nice, golden brown. Add walnuts and stir to coat them in the sticky mixture. Reduce heat to low and continue to slowly stir. Then pour the walnuts mixture onto the baking sheet and spread. Allow to cool, then break into clusters.Full Recipe

Holiday Nut Mixes


Holiday Nut Mixes


Holiday Nut Mixes


Pumpkin Pie Pecans

Holiday Nut Mixes
Pre-heat oven to 325°F. Roast pecans on a rimmed baking sheet for 15 minutes (trust me, this is the best part!). Toss once or twice while baking to ensure an even roast. Combine sugar, salt and spices in a Ziploc® brand container and set aside. Over high heat, mix together honey, water, and olive oil in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium heat and add pecans. Cook until pecans are fragrant and coated. Pour this mixture into a RedLimited Edition Ziploc® brand Holiday Container and give it a good shake! These morsels are equally good hot or cold.Full Recipe
Holiday Nut Mixes


Holiday Nut Mixes


Holiday Nut Mixes


Cocoa Sea Salt Cashews

Holiday Nut Mixes

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Use softened butter to coat a rimmed baking sheet (9” x 11” works great), making sure to coat sides. Beat eggs and whisk in sugar for about 2 minutes. Whisk in cocoa and fold in nuts. Pour mixture onto buttered baking sheet and smooth into an even layer. Bake for 10 minutes, toss, and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with pinches of sea salt to taste. Break up into chunks and allow to cool. Full Recipe.

Joanna Hawley