this nut mix is my new favorite treat. it was quickly devoured each of the three times i made it while in iowa. then a new batch was made for belated christmas presents. and then i had to make more for myself. okay, fine...i'll share with the kids...(if they can get to it before i eat it all)...
the beautiful things about this recipe is that you can change spices and sweeteners until you find a combination you love. you could even toss in some cayenne and make a sweet-meets-spicy blend that would be really nice. have fun and let me know your favorite combination.
spiced mixed nuts
1 lb raw almonds
1 lb raw walnut halves and pieces
8 oz raw pecan halves and pieces
2 t - 3 T cinnamon
1/4 C maple syrup
2 T honey
sprinkle with salt, if desired
mix everything in a large bowl. spread on a large cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes, stir and bake another 10 minutes. allow to cool before moving to a large, sealed container or bag.