Forget the cookies, bring on the nuts! Almonds, cashews, and walnuts are sturdy nuts that hold up well in the oven and taste even more delicious when spiced. From sweet maple to smoky ancho chile and spicy cayenne pepper, these nuts have flavor and crunch perfect for the holidays. They're also easy on the wallet when bought in bulk and are easy to bake up en masse. Just spill them into themed holiday wrappers, wrap a ribbon around the package, and you're ready for Christmas.
Maple Chile Walnuts combine the slight bitterness of raw walnuts with smoked ancho chile, dark amber maple syrup and a touch of sea salt for a smoky and sweet combination. For a spicy bite, try Ancho Spice Cashews. Buttery cashews are balanced with ground chipotle, garlic, ancho chile, black pepper, and classic adobo seasoning for a delicious party mix.
Cayenne Cocoa Almonds mix the clean, sharp flavor of almonds with bitter dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, cocoa powder, and a hint of cayenne for a kick of spice, while Chocolate Chunk Nut Clusters bring together walnuts, cashews, and almonds for a dip in spiced dark chocolate making for an addictive, and more traditional, snack.
Whether you are looking for a gift for the sweet toothed, spice fanatic, or chocolate lover, remember that an edible gift is one that is made with just a little bit more love.
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