8 Tasty Treats With Nuts
Dave’s Burning Nuts
Insanely spicy and surprisingly addictive, these garlicky peanuts get their potent heat from dried habanero peppers.
To buy: $7 for a 10-ounce can at specialty markets and at davesgourmet.com.
Featured November 2011
Bobbysue’s Nuts! Original Flavor
A perfect trifecta of cashews, pecans, and almonds gets dressed up for company with a sweet candy coating and a shower of cayenne, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
To buy: $10 for one 8-ounce jar at bobbysuesnuts.com.
Peanut Butter & Co. Mighty Maple Peanut Butter
Forget about PB and J. This transfat-free combination of peanut butter and maple syrup makes a killer topping for waffles and a deluxe filling for ants on a log.
To buy: $7 for one 16-ounce jar at supermarkets.
Breyers Butter Almond Ice Cream
Loaded with lightly toasted almonds, this smooth frozen treat makes a decadent base for a classic hot fudge sundae.
To buy: $6 for a 1.5-quart container at supermarkets.
Nocino della Cristina Walnut Liqueur
Like a spiced cookie in a glass, this delicious walnut-infused aperitif from Napa Valley is redolent of vanilla, cloves, and coffee. Serve it lightly chilled after dinner as the Italians do—or use it in a sweet twist on hot buttered rum.
To buy: $30 for a 375-ml bottle at unionsquarewines.com.
Fiddyment Farms Gourmet Pistachios In-shell Convenience Pack
Please every palate at your next cocktail party with this variety pack of seasoned California pistachios in nine flavors, ranging from tangy chili-lime to salty garlic-onion.
To buy: $30 for nine 8-ounce bags at fiddymentfarmspistachios.com.
Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee
Buttery almond toffee gets a slick of rich milk chocolate and a topcoat of chopped nuts in these irresistible slabs of candy.
To buy: $14 for one 8-ounce box at nashvilletoffeecompany.com.