Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts
CATEGORY: Appetizers- Cold
We've prepared other coated nut recipes that took more time and weren't as good.  This recipe's a keeper!!
SERVINGS: 1 1/2 cups
PREP TIME: 25 minutes
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
3 TBSP light corn syrup
1 3/4 TBSP granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
1/2 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup whole cashews
1/2 cup whole almonds

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray. Combine corn syrup, sugar, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper in bowl. Stir to blend. Add nuts; gently stir to coat. Transfer to baking sheet.

Bake nuts for 5 minutes. Using fork, stir nuts to coat with melted spice mixture. Continue baking until nuts are golden and coating bubbles, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a piece of foil on work surface. Working quickly, separate nuts with fork. Cool. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)