January 20, 2006

crafty nuts

made some spicy-sweet peanuts for holiday gifts -- the convenience store on the corner had only tiny little mini-cartons of peanuts, and since i was making these in a snowstorm, I bought them in sheer desperation. But they turned out to be the greatest, because you can cover the mini-cartons in paper and then you have instant gift boxes! I love the ones covered in grass-print paper, but my proudest achievement is the hibiscus one, since that one's covered in an ad clipped from a magazine. I *heart* free crafts. The recipe is based on the spiced nut recipe in Gourmet a couple of issues ago, but since i have no corn syrup and wanted them savory-spicy, i used chili powder and cumin and paprika and hot sauce along with the butter and sugar and spoonful of honey.

Posted by foodnerd at January 20, 2006 08:52 PM
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