Roasted Spiced Pistachios: The Perfect Salty Snack

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Spiced-Pistachios-300x2011I’ve always found pistachios to be absurdly addictive. Once I start eating them I have to tear myself away from the bowl or have someone hide it from me. Just imagine my problem when I came across this recipe. Roasted, salted pistachios are spiced up with some sweet heat and roasted for a second time. It gives the them a salty, sweet taste that takes them from fantastic to totally beyond delicious. In order to save my waistline I restrict myself to only making these for parties or to give away as gifts. This is the only way to guarantee that I won’t eat the whole bowl myself. The next time I am planning to make these is to take to a friend hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party. The green pistachios will be festive and fun, and the perfect gift to give away!

Roasted Spiced Pistachios

adapted from Southern Living

8 cups roasted, salted pistachios

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon chile powder

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Stir together the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, and spices in a large mixing bowl. Add the pistachios and stir until everything is well coasted.

2. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spread the coated nuts on a lined cookie sheet and roast for 20 minutes, turning once at 10 minutes.

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