I find this technique much easier than the stovetop pan method. You’ll get beautiful, perfectly frosted nuts that are roasted evenly, with no bitter burned spots. Speaking of which, I played it pretty safe with the cooking times, so you may be able to go a few minutes longer for a deeper roast, but, don’t get greedy.
By the way, I always upload these videos to YouTube before I publish the blog post, and I just finished reading the first few comments. Wow, they sure have some wild imaginations over there! They claim the video is loaded with innuendos and lowbrow, double entendre-based humor. How dare they! They’re LOL’ing, ROFL’ing, and LMFAO’ing all over perfectly innocent recipe directions. It’s nuts.
Anyway, I hope you give these delicious, candied mixed nuts a try soon. Enjoy!
Ingredients for 4 cups of nuts:
1 cup raw walnut halves
1 cup raw pecan halves
1 cup unsalted, dry roasted almonds
1 cup unsalted, dry roasted cashews
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne
*For the syrup:
1 or 2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
*Heat to a boil, cook one minute, and pour over nuts!