WARNING!!!!!!!!!!! These nuts are addicting. If you are making a batch of these nuts, may I suggest you make them for a group of people. Otherwise you will eat the entire batch to yourself they are that amazing. Weight watcher points? whose counting… these are nuts people.. they are high in points so eat moderately if you can.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup blanched whole almonds
1/2 cup whole cashews
1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup whole pecans
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more if you’d like more heat)
Here’s a great snack to make for parties, either your own or to bring to a guests house. I love soft pretzels and here’s a great recipe I always use. You can choose to make the original pretzel shape or you can cut them in to bite size pieces. You can also have a variety of toppings. For this round I had 4 difference toppings, sesame seed, corse sea salt, poppy seed and fried onions and finally a sweet treat cinnamon sugar.
1 tsp of Granulated Sugar
1/4 cup of Warm Water
1 Tablespoons (8g) Active Dry Yeast
1 1/2 cups of Warm Water
4 1/2 All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 Egg White
1 Tablespoon of Water
2 Tablespoons of Oil
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
Stir sugar into first amount of warm water in a small bowl.
Sprinkle Yeast over top of sugar and warm water mixture and let stand for 10 minutes.
Combine second amount of warm water, flour and salt in a large bowl.
Add yeast mixture and mix. Add a bit more flour if needed so the dough is not to sticky.
Place dough on a floured surface and knead for 10 mins until dough is smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a greased bowl turning once to grease top and cover with a tea towel.
Place in the oven with the light on for 45 mins until the dough is double in size.
Punch down the dough, cut into 12 pieces and roll the dough into long ropes.
Brush the rope with each toping mentioned above and sprikle with whatever toppings you wish (poppy seeds, sugar, salt etc. The possibilities are endless)
Cut 1 inch pillows from each rope and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove from oven and enjoy. I personally love dipping these into a marinara sauce or nacho cheese sauce. For the cinnamon perhaps a fruit dip would be a great pairing.
Here’s a good snacking recipe. I made these on the weekend and they were gone instantly. A nice combination of sweet and salty, its the perfect snack for any occasion. Half a cup is worth 2 weight watcher points
4 cups of low sodium pretzels
3 tablespoons of honey
2 teaspoon of low fat margarine
1.5 teaspoon of spice either cinnamon or curry.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place pretzels in a large bowl.
Mix next three ingredients in a microwave dish.
Place dish and microwave and melt.
Remove and pour mixture on the Pretzels.
Bake on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10 mins, flipping them at the half way mark.
This is one of my top snacks to have in place of chips. They come in many flavours but the Sweet Cinnamon is by far my favorite. If I am camping, traveling or on a small road trip I always bring these along because I always get the munchies when I travel. These are light and only 97 calories for 2 cups. In the world of weight watchers these are only 2 points (old) for 2 cups. A lot better choice then a small bag of chips with a ton of calories and fat. You can eat the entire bag and not feel the least bit guilty.