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Perfect as a little mid-day snack or an elegant cocktail appetizer, these Candied Harissa Spiced Nuts are the perfect little addictive sweet and spicy bites!
I'm going to work hard to resist the urge to share inappropriate jokes, puns, and other witty comments regarding this nut recipe... and now it seems I have nothing left to write.
By the way, feel free to leave your very best nut-a-licious jokes in the comments below. That would totally make my day.
In a nutshell (sorry), these Candied Harissa Spiced Nuts are the perfect easy entertaining elegant appetizer for cocktail parties. Make 'em a day or so ahead of time and you can just fill up a bowl and let your guests
graze on your nuts enjoy while you happily make them drinks, socialize, or attend to your other hosting responsibilities.
These Candied Harissa Nuts are also a pretty perfect sweet n' spicy mid-day snack... when you're a bit hungry but dinner is just a little too far away. Yea, you know what I'm talking about.
So what's harissa, anyway? Glad you asked. It's a Northwest African hot chili pepper paste. And don't worry my heat-fearing friends... harissa not just bleehhhh hotttttt. It's laced with flavorful roasted red peppers and lots of fragrant spices.
And once you combine harissa with the nuts and sugar in this recipe, you are left with a little warmth of heat and a whole lot of additive nut-consuming behavior.
You can grab this super easy recipe (seriously, it's like 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep) over at Dixie Crystals.