In an effort to make all of my holiday gifts this year, we are sharing recipes for hand-crafted edibles. Over the course of twelve weeks, we'll be sharing recipes that you can make at home to give to friends and loved ones, or things to serve at holiday parties. We hope you'll follow along for inspiration. You can find out more information, including the schedule: here.
This week, we are "going nuts" and sharing all sorts of recipes with nuts. Think spiced nuts or nutty fruit cake or whatever floats your nutty boat!
These are sweet, crunchy treats with a cinnamon kissed finish. I love the dusting of cinnamon sugar that goes on after they roast for a little extra touch of flavor and texture. These would be the perfect holiday gift, make a large batch, cool, and package up in mason jars with homemade labels and ribbon. Definitely a winner!
These would also be the perfect appetizers or munchies to have on hand at any of your upcoming holiday get togethers - or if you have any long road trips coming up for holiday travel, take a tupperware or ziploc of these perfect car snacks!
Next week - week 10 - check back for our recipes to inspire you as we let our confectioner’s skills shine. Think truffles, barks, anything and everything with chocolate. Don't forget to check out our #handcraftededibles pinterest board.
Here's what we're posting this week...
- Amy's Cooking Adventures shared her Salted Chocolate Cashew Butter
- Cookaholic Wife cooked up Slow Cooker Cinnamon Almonds
- Making Miracles made Honey Roasted Almonds
- Christmas Tree Lane posted Crockpot Spiced Nuts
- A Day in the Life on the Farm wrote about the Easiest Nut Brittle in the World
- Sew You Think You Can Cook prepared Orange Rosemary Roasted Almonds
- Culinary Adventures with Camilla rolled some Lentil-Chestnut Stuffed Grape Leaves
Honey Roasted Almonds adapted from Lifestyle.Beauty.Fashion
1 - 2 cups whole raw almonds
1 TBS honey
1 TBS water
1 tsp oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 TBS brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine honey sauce ingredients in a bowl, add almonds (original recipe calls for 1 cup, but I used closer to 2 since I had a lot of sauce) and toss until coated.
- Line a baking tray with a sil pat and spread coated almonds on the tray.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, stir and continue baking another 5 - 10 minutes or until golden and roasted / crisp.
- Transfer roasted almonds to a bowl and toss with topping ingredients. Spread out on a clean surface to dry.
- Serve cooled nuts immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to a week.