In an effort to make all of her holiday gifts this year, Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla invited some of her favorite foodie bloggers to share recipes for hand-crated edibles. Over the course of twelve weeks, we’ll be sharing recipes for all your homemade holiday gifts. Hope you’ll follow along for inspiration. You can find out more information, including the schedule here.
Today’s theme is “Go Nuts”. Spiced and candied nuts or nut mixes make for perfect party food. Next time you’re invited to a holiday party, bring a pretty container full of flavored nuts to gift to the generous host.
I had a couple of recipes on the blog that would fit today’s theme, but I’ve decided to re-share my personal favorite, Orange Rosemary Roasted Almonds. These almonds are a great alternative to the popular traditional candied nuts and are guaranteed to wow your friends.
Orange Rosemary Roasted Almonds
- 4 C almonds
- 6 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 2 tbsp orange zest
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Place almonds on prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray with cooking spray and roast 10-15 minutes.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat melt together butter and sugar. Once the sugar is dissolved remove from the heat and mix in the rosemary and orange zest.
- Toss roasted almonds and the butter mixture together in a large bowl. Spread nuts back out on baking sheet(s) to cool completely.
*This recipe is adapted from Christie at http://akitchenhoor.blogspot.com/2015/02/src-reveal-orange-and-rosemary-roasted.html*
To give nuts as a gift place them in a glass container and tie it with a bow along with the recipe! An entire gift basket of different nut flavors and varieties would be a great gift, too.
Here are some other options to fill your basket:
- Amy’s Cooking Adventures shared her Salted Chocolate Cashew Butter
- Cookaholic Wife cooked up Slow Cooker Cinnamon Almonds
- Making Miracles made Honey Roasted Almonds
- Christmas Tree Lane posted Crockpot Spiced Nuts
- A Day in the Life on the Farm wrote about the Easiest Nut Brittle in the World
- Sew You Think You Can Cook prepared Orange Rosemary Roasted Almonds
- Culinary Adventures with Camilla rolled some Lentil-Chestnut Stuffed Grape Leaves
- Culinary Adventures with Camilla blended together some Pistachio Dukkah
Next week – week 10 – check back for our recipes to inspire you as we let our confectioner’s skills shine. Think truffles, barks, anything
and everything with chocolate. Don’t forget to check out our #handcraftededibles pinterest board.