The ingredients can get a bit expensive, which is why I buy in bulk beforehand, but it’s worth every penny for at least one batch. We wrap the nuts festively and share them with our best friends.
Roasted Maple Nuts
- 2 C almonds (use all raw nuts)
- 1 C pecans
- 1 C walnuts
- 1 C cashew pieces
- 1 C pumpkin seeds (the green raw kind)
- 1/2 C Sucanat or Florida Crystals (dried cane juice)
- 1/2 C Pure Maple Syrup (don’t settle for the fake stuff)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp chili powder mix
- 1 tsp allspice
Dump in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Lightly spray the parchment paper with oil and spread mixture evenly between the pans.
Here’s the gift basket I made for some family friends. The roasted maple nuts are in a festive bag within the basket.
These baskets are so easy to make! The most important thing to do is hit the after Christmas sales and buy cellophane, ribbon (Costco has it for cheap before Christmas), bags and inexpensive buckets or containers.
I included a loaf of bread in this one, but a few pieces of fruit goes a long way to make it beautiful. Then I just put in my goodies in a separate bag, wrap the whole thing in cellophane and add a pretty ribbon.
Do-it-yourself, beautiful gift giving and addictive, delicious yet healthy, holiday treats.
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