Makes about 4 homemade gifts, each 2 cups or about 8 cups total
1 lb. of organic whole raw nuts (I like doing a combination of almonds, cashews, pecans & walnuts)
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1/4 cup organic unsalted butter
1/4 cup organic orange juice
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp. mace
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Foil line a large cookie sheet.
Melt the butter in a large skillet, on med-low heat, carefully adding the brown sugar, orange juice, spices & salt until the sugar has dissolved and everything is well mixed. Then add the nuts stirring slowly, while coating them with the mixture.
Cook them, continue stirring, for a couple minutes till well coated, then transfer them to the foil lined baking sheet, and bake them for 1hour , carefully stirring them every 15 minutes.
Cool on a rack, with occasional stirring, then when able to seperate them with your hands, and completely cooled, store in air tight container, cookie tin, or glass jar with lid.
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