Festive Beer Nuts


This simple recipe makes for a tasty quick snack, party appetizer or holiday present. The original recipe calls for salt and sugar, but I decided to get a little creative, and am oh so glad I did!

Here’s what I concocted:

  • Original recipe
  • Curry almonds
  • Molé almonds


Base Recipe


  • 2 Cups Almonds
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Honey
  • 1 Tsp Canola Oil
  • 2 Tbs Raw Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Salt


Place almonds on a tin foil-fined cookie sheet (shiny side down), and bake at 350 degrees for 10 min. Remove from oven and set aside.

Bring water, honey and canola oil to a boil.

Add almonds and mix until there is no liquid left.

Add seasonings, and then let almonds cool on the pan.

This recipe can go in multiple directions, but I prefer juxtaposing the savory and sweet. If you’re making a full batch of one flavor, I recommend sprinkling 1 teaspoon of kosher salt (or other larger salt flakes), 1/2 teaspoon of raw sugar and 1 tablespoon of the seasoning of your choice. I separated my batch of almonds into three, keeping one as the original (plus a few shakes of chili powder) and the other two using a curry mixture and Spice & Tea Exchange’s Molé Blend.


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