Give citrus-spiced nuts as a gift or pass around after the holiday meal. (Michelle Cox)
Michelle Cox is the author of Just 18 Summers and creator of the Just 18 Summers® brand of parenting products and resources. Visit her at www.just18summers.com.
Do you like to give homemade treats to your family and friends? Well, here’s an original recipe that’s sure to please and simple to prepare. With flavors of orange and applie pie spice, these nuts are a step above the super sweet bought variety.
- ¼ cup water
- ½ tsp. orange extract
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ tsp. apple pie spice
- 3 cups salted cashews
Combine the water and orange extract in a large pan over medium heat.
Add the sugar and apple pie spice; stir well. Add the cashews. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved.
Continue to cook and stir until the cashews are completely sugared with no syrup left in the pan. This takes about 13-15 minutes.
Stir often! Don’t try to turn the heat higher or they’ll scorch.
Spread on wax paper and let cool.