Yeah... so... We're talking Costco-sized container of cashews. So I needed to do more with them. And I opted to go for some spiced nuts from a recipe that showed up in my inbox right in the middle of all of that debating.
|Yeah... This is the recipe.|
Not gonna lie, the fact that it took 4 cups of nuts (I used 3 cups of cashews and 1 cup of almonds - all the leftovers from the pesto project) was a big plus for me. I had a fun time setting up the various bowls. I don't think it was just because I was going to be taking a photo of them, but it might have been.
|Check out the pretty colors in the sugar/spice mix. Pretty, right?|
|Ooo... Cool close-up of the sugars and spices on top of the nuts.|
|Not quite as cool non-close-up of the nuts.|
|Parchment paper on the pan; eggy, spicy nuts on top.|
|Almost done baking.|
The taste wasn't as "addictive" as the recipe might imply, but they were definitely tasty. Just the right amount of crunch. A nice amount of spice and sugar that carmelized.
A put them in an air-tight container and they stayed good for a week or so. I'll definitely try them again, modifying the spices as I go until I find a slightly more addictive - or at least intriguing - blend.