New Year's Eve is a time to spend with friends and family, reflecting on the year you just had and the exciting one ahead. You want to spend it socializing, not stuck in the kitchen, right? Well, this nut crunch is a perfect snack for your holiday entertaining. It's sweet and savory with a hint of brightness from orange zest. Pair it with our Spiced Cranberry Prosecco Punch and a cheese board you'll be ready to party into the new year.
To make this recipe you will need: 3 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 cup almonds 1 cup hazelnuts 1 cup peanuts (or pecans) 1/2 cup pepitas 1/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds
In a large skillet over medium-high heat melt the butter. Add the brown sugar to the pan and let it melt into the butter, stirring with a spatula, until it begins to bubble. Add spices and stir until well incorporated. Add nuts and seeds to pan, stirring until they are all coated. Turn the heat down to medium-low and allow nuts to toast, about 5-6 minutes, stirring continuously.