Spiced nuts have a place at any gathering, they make an easy appetizer or munchie; anyone can pop them in their mouth anytime!
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Spiced Nuts and The Tropics
These spiced nuts are inspired by my springtime cruise to the Caribbean onboard the Coral Princess. Now that the weather has started to turn, I find myself dreaming up ways to get back to those beautiful beaches. My kids are thrilled by the turn in the weather. They are impervious to the cold. They have a total “bring it on” attitude when it comes to winter and snow.
My kids can stay out in the cold and the snow, sledding, building snowmen, rolling in the snow and throwing snowballs for hours. Me on the other hand, I can last outside for about 8 minutes. By 8 1/2 minutes, I’m convinced frostbite is setting in. It’s not that I don’t enjoy frolicking in the snow, I do, but I am physically incapable of staying warm. I have sensitive extremities.
I am most definitely a beach lover. I want to go back and eat Jamaican Jerk Chicken while staring out at the crystal blue water in Jamaica, and I want to sip on this fruity rum punch recipe as I soak up the sun in Aruba. I want to Zipline through the lush greenery of Costa Rica and I want the thrill of going through the Panama Canal. Basically, I want to be on any Caribbean beach and not here with my cold fingers and toes.
Why Make Spiced Nuts?
I am longing to get back onboard a Princess Cruise. The staff, the atmosphere, the entertainment and the FOOD were amazing. The Caribbean excursions were numerous and adventurous. If you are not a fan of winter, then you need to travel to the Caribbean!
Since I am not going to be leaving the country, I’ll just make myself a batch of these Jamaican Jerk seasoned spiced nuts. These nuts are perfect for the holidays. Set them out as an appetizer, a snack for game watching or a munchie to have with drinks. They are seasoned with a little sweet and a little heat for the perfect blend of flavor! Make a pitcher of that rum punch and you can enjoy a taste of the tropics right along with me!
If you are thinking about traveling to the Caribbean, now is a perfect time and a Princess Cruises vacation is a great way to experience and enjoy one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Today, 90% of Caribbean ports are fully open for business – including restaurants, shops, beaches, and activities! To put this in perspective, the Caribbean is a rather large region that stretches for over one million square miles. Because of this size, a vast majority of the islands were not in the paths of the August and September hurricanes and most of the region’s ports incurred minimal or no damage at all.
Princess Cruises and its parent company Carnival Corporation are working to provide extensive relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria as part of Carnival Corporation’s pledge to provide up to $10 million dollars in hurricane relief. Tourism is critical for Caribbean economies, and cruising is a vital part of tourism’s overall economic impact.
Love the Caribbean. Support the Caribbean. Cruise the Caribbean. Any photo I share, could never do the islands and their people justice. You just have to see it all for yourself.
- 1 20 oz bag mixed nuts
- 2 egg whites
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¾ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
Froth the egg whites in a large bowl. Add the spices and the nuts, turn to coat. Arrange nuts on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 20-22 minutes stirring once.
Store nuts in an airtight container for 1 week.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g