I just wanted something crunchy, sweet, salty and not completely unhealthy. Yes, it has sugar and the nuts have fat but in moderation it's okay.
I got the recipe from About.com, under Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans and made some modifications of my own.
I used almonds and cashews instead of pecans. That's what I had in the house, so that's what I used. I bumped up the maple syrup from 1.5 tbsp to 2 tbsp. And I added .5 tsp of fresh ground nutmeg. Next time I would use .5 tsp of salt instead of 1.5 tsp.
Do you have any treats that you would normally buy, but now make at home?
Enjoy Friday & the weekend! Hopefully the heatwave will break by Saturday. Supposed to be a high of 93°F/34°C. I really want to go to First Friday, but if if doesn't cool down, I'll have to pass on it. Even though it's close to the water, with these temps it's a little much. Stay cool & don't over-exert yourself, if you can help it 🙂
Till next time,