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Spiced Caramel Nuts



Ingredients:
1/4   cup (50 mL) butter (1/2 stick)
1/2   cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar
1/4   tsp (1 mL) vanilla extract
1/2    tsp (2 mL) Cinnamon Plus® Spice Blend or pumpkin pie spice
1/2   tsp (2 mL) salt
2   cups (500 mL) pecan halves, walnut halves, whole almonds or whole cashews
Directions:
  1. Place butter in Classic Batter Bowl or Round Covered Baker. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 30-60 seconds or until melted. Stir in brown sugar, vanilla, spice blend, salt and nuts. Mix well.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and mixture appears glossy, stirring every 30 seconds. Spread into a single layer onto Reversible Silicone Baking Mat; cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Yield: 12

Nutrients per serving: Calories 140, Total Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 2.5 g, Cholesterol 10 mg, Sodium 100 mg, Carbohydrate 8 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1 g

Cook's Tips: To prepare in the Rockcrok™ (2.5-qt/2.35-L) Everyday Pan, increase the cook time in Step 2 to 5-7 minutes, stirring every minute. For different flavor varieties, substitute 1 tbsp (15 mL) of curry powder or ¼ tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper for the spice blend.