Spiced Mixed Nuts

adapted from Pale Yellow

Yield:  1 1/2 cups

12 ounces of raw nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, etc.)

2 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 Tbsp honey

1/4 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp smoked spicy paprika (or any paprika)

3 or 4 twists of fresh ground pepper

1/4 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/8 to 1/4 tsp liquid smoke

1/4 tsp Kosher salt

Preheat oven:  350° F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Roast the nuts until they just begin to brown, about 10 minutes.  

Place the butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl.  Melt in the microwave, about 30 seconds. Whisk in the remaining ingredients, except for the salt.  

Add all of the roasted nuts to the bowl and toss to coat evenly.  Spread the nuts out on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Check the nuts frequently and stir to ensure that they are not burning and that they are evenly roasting!  Remove the nuts from the oven and sprinkle with the Kosher salt.

Let the nuts cool completely.  Store in an airtight container or serve immediately.