Maple Spiced Nuts
- 1/4 cup salted butter
- 1 pound mixed nuts
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
In a large skillet set over medium heat, melt butter and add the nuts. cook, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes until nuts are beginning to toast.
Add remaining ingredients, stirring until the sugar is melted. Lower the heat to medium and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the nuts are caramelized. Transfer nuts to a parchment or waxed lined cookie sheet to cool.
Tip: To enhance the flavor of the nuts, toast them on the baking sheet for 7 to 9 minutes in a low oven.
Makes a great hostess gift or party appetizer!