These are really simple to make and are BAD ASS YUMCIOUS. My grandmother
started making these when my dad was a boy and the family lived in India
(I myself have never been there). I don't know whether or not the recipe is actually influenced by Indian cuisine
or not. Either way, my father makes them now, and they're my favorite snack food
- 2 c. unsalted nuts (we use peanuts)
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. water
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp. ginger
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg (optional, but tasty)
- pinch of salt
Boil the sugar and water until it spins a thread when dropped from a spoon (or forms a soft ball
in cold water). This will be at about 238-240 degrees F. Stir in the nuts and all of the spices. Turn the whole big lump of goop
out onto a cookie sheet or any large pan, knock apart the lumps, and let it cool. They're absolutely at their best when they're still warm
, although they'll stay good for a long, long time.
That's it! Go to!
re Spiced Nuts
: This recipe should somehow involve chocolate
, and rolling the resulting goo into balls. So you could call them unsalted chocolate spicy balls
sounds good to me, man.