VANILLA-ORANGE NUTS

 

  • Cooking Time: 25
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups, assorted unsalted nuts (I use walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews and macadamia nuts)
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 5 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar (if you don’t have vanilla sugar, then just use 6 tbsp. regular sugar)
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • a few drops of orange oil (optional)
  • 3/4 tbsp. vanilla powder (if you can’t find vanilla powder, then use 2 tbsp. vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. finely grated orange zest

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the nuts and the butter and mix until the nuts are all coated with butter.
  • Add the sugar, vanilla extract and orange oil (if using). Toss well to ensure that all the nuts are coated with sugar.
  • Spread the nuts on the parchment paper-lined tray and make sure they’re in an even layer.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, tossing the nuts every 7 or 8 minutes.
  • While the nuts are baking, in a small bowl, combine the vanilla powder, the cinnamon and salt. Mix well and set aside.
  • As soon as the nuts are done, remove them from the oven and sprinkle on the vanilla powder/cinnamon/salt mixture, as well as the orange zest. Mix well.
  • Let the nuts cool completely. Store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to a week. But trust me … they won’t last that long.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Adapted from Party Nuts! by Sally Sampson.

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