Today we’re talking nuts for the letter N and our Holiday ABC series. Having a bowl of nuts around during the holidays is something I grew up with. There was always that pack of mixed nuts from the store with walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and those big Brazilian nuts too. I looked forward to it every year.
I’ve been doing it for my kids now too and they love it. They try their best to crack the nuts on their own, they can do some of them. But I always add a bag of peanuts into the mix as well, so they have something they can crack themselves.
Since the holidays tend to have some sort of variety of nuts involved in making and baking, here are a few holiday recipes with nuts:
- Chocolate Hazelnut Bark: Perfect for parties. You can make up a big batch and take it to your holiday party or even to give as neighbor gifts.
- Spiced Nuts with and Orange Kick: Yum! Mix this up for a holiday party. But have a big bowl of it… it goes fast!
- Toasting and Sugaring Almonds: This technique for sugaring nuts, any nut, is so easy and gives your salad or vegetables that little extra somethin’.
What are you making and baking for the Holidays using nuts?