Feed Your Body Friday: Maple Syrup Roasted Nuts - A Gift in a Jar!
Merry Christmas, Daily Life Family!
During the holiday season, we like to give small gifts to friends, colleagues, teachers, the babysitter, and other acquaintances. These adorable mason jars filled with maple syrup roasted nuts are an ideal solution to any last-minute gifting, since most of the ingredients used are ones you probably already have at home or that you can easily buy at the grocery store. You could also prepare a large amount in anticipation of a visit that comes unexpectedly. Best of all, they are not expensive to make!
Homemade gifts are always among the most appreciated because of all the uniqueness and love they carry. Mason jars aren’t just for pickles and preserves! There’s so much to do with these reusable, zero-waste containers. Use mason jars for your Christmas decorating, for organizational purposes (in any room!), as rustic drinking glasses, or in your gift-giving.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
- 3 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 2 cups mixed nuts of your choice
- 1/2 tsp. Sambal Oelek
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large skillet, add maple syrup and butter.
- Heat over medium-high heat to caramelize slightly. Add the nuts and coat well with caramel. Add the Sambal Oelek and mix well.
- Place the nuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool and add to the mason jars.
These maple syrup roasted nuts are very addictive. Plus, it’s possible to customize this recipe using the nuts of your choice, so feel free to be creative. These sweet and crunchy nuts can be prepared in advance and stored for a long time in an airtight container.
This blend of sweet maple and spice is not only delicious, but it’s also healthy! They can be eaten no matter the time of day they make a perfect gourmet gift despite their unassuming size. The crispness and warm spices bring this traditional dessert a festive feel that everyone will enjoy.