Toasted maple mixed nuts are my jam. Well, actually they’re my nuts, but you get me. I love nuts. Just about as much as I love cheese—and that’s A LOT.
I also love bringing mixed nuts to cocktail parties and book club meetings (where we mostly eat and drink); throwing them in salad; and sprinkling them around a pre-dinner cheese / charcuterie platter.
This recipe for glorious maple-coated, kissed-with-salt, cocktail nuts is awesome for a few reasons:
- Five ingredients (three if you count the nuts as one).
- Five minutes (really).
- Your kitchen will smell like a bonafide sugar shack. BEST. SMELL. EVER.
- People love nuts (and are always happy when you bring over freshly toasted maple-coated nuts).
- Any combo of nuts will do, whatever you have on hand. This recipe is all about easy. Add more variety by mixing in a bunch of other nuts, or just use one kind.
My favourite combo is walnuts, pecans and almonds. I find the pecans especially delicious.
This recipe can easily be made at the last minute, but be sure to let them cool for a good 10 minutes (not in the pan) on wax paper or parchment paper. Don’t pop them from the pan to a sealed jar (they won’t have the right crunch at all).