Sweet and Spicy Candied Mixed Nuts

Yummy snack or tasty gift, these nut squares have a delightful balance of sweet and spicy. They are addictive!



4 cups nuts, any combination of almonds, pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts, coarsely chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Honey Tips

How Honey is Made

To make honey, bees drop the collected nectar into the honeycomb and then evaporate it by fanning their wings.


Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper. Coat paper lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
Stir spices together in a small bowl.
In a heavy medium sized saucepan bring honey to a boil. Stir in chopped nuts and ½ teaspoon of the spice mixture. Bring to a simmer and cook over low heat maintaining simmer for about 40 minutes, stirring often. Be sure to maintain a low temperature so mixture does not turn too dark.
Remove from heat. Stir in remaining spices and pour candy onto prepared cookie sheet. Spread out using the back of a spoon into an 8 X 11-inch rectangle. Let cool. Once set cut into 1-inch squares and store between layers of parchment paper.
Yields: 60-70 candy squares