Spicy Nut Crunch

Spicy Nut Crunch Recipe

This signature starter is a great table snack to keep on hand when your guests are anxiously awaiting the main event, plus it makes a great gift for the holidays.

3 1/2 cups
1 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon allspice
1⁄4 teaspoon cardamom
1⁄4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1⁄8 teaspoon turmeric
1⁄4 cup coconut sugar
1⁄2 cup walnut halves
1 cup hazelnuts
1⁄2 cup almonds
1⁄2 cup spicy pumpkin seeds
1⁄2 cup coconut flakes
1⁄4 cup coconut shreds
1⁄4 cup dried cherries
1⁄4 cup coconut oil, melted
  maple syrup to drizzle over top
  ginger syrup to drizzle over top
  1. Blend all spices together with coconut sugar and set aside.
  2. Place walnuts and hazelnuts in a large dry skillet. Gently roast, shaking frequently, over medium to medium high heat until aromatic, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add almonds and pumpkin seeds and continue to roast, stirring or shaking frequently until toasty and aromatic, about another 5 minutes.
  4. Turn heat down to medium, add coconut flakes and shreds and toast until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add cherries, coconut oil and sugar-spice mix, stirring constantly.
  6. Generously drizzle syrups over the top and mix until evenly coated.
  7. Pour into cake pan and let cool completely. Break apart and enjoy!


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