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!

machfive says 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.