Natural Grocers Spicy Nut Crunch

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  • TOTAL TIME

    45 Minutes
  • YIELD

    3½ cups
  • DESCRIPTION

    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.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup walnut halves
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup spicy pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup coconut shreds
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, liquid
  • Maple syrup to drizzle over top
  • Ginger syrup to drizzle over top
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DIRECTIONS

  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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