Caramelized Nuts with Honey and Chile Piqui­n

Caramelized Nuts with Honey and Chile Piqui­n

YIELD: Makes 8 servings


1/4 cup - honey

3 cups - mixed nuts, plain

1 T - butter

1 tsp. - sea salt

1 tsp. - chile piquin or cayenne pepper, powdered


Heat honey and butter in a pot over low flame, stirring with a spatula until blended. Add the chile piquin and the salt. For best results, use a thick-based pot so that the heat distributes evenly.

Add nuts into pot, stirring every so often to make sure that the honey covers them completely. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure to leave enough space between them so that they don't stick together. Let stand until cool.

Heat the oven to 250°F and bake the nuts for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand until cool and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Coral Bosch, Event Planner and Founder of Zikei Event Design.