Hot And Spicy Snacks That Are Good For You

 

in case you didn’t notice, I spent Family Day with my handsome and ‘bread maker” yesterday. May I say the smells in this house were off the chart. It was also a day to connect with two of our five children (they’ll love that). All in all, a great day.

Now to get on to today’s work. I am sure we all have a bad/good habit at night while watching the television and that is to snack on all the wrong things. Try these…

 

Chili Lime Nuts

  • (yup, they are spicy)
  • 1 cup each of blanched raw peanuts, raw cashews and pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, shelled
  • finely grated zest of two limes
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. crushed red chilies
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • generous pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine all the nuts in a bowl. In a small saucepan combine the remaining ingredients and stir over medium heat until the sugar has melted. Drizzle this over the nuts and spread them out in a single layer. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove.

Leave on the pan..stop! don’t sample just yet.¬† Let them cool completely before putting into jars with a lid. Refrigerate and then at night (or lunch/breakfast)…okay- any time, put some in a small bowl and munch away!.

 

See how good I am to you?

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