Spicy Sweet Nuts and Dried Fruit

Another great nut recipe! I used a mixture of almonds, pecans, and peanuts. I used cranberries and apricots as the fruit. This recipe is taken from Canadian Living magazine December 2011. It makes about 6 1/4 cups.

1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp light corn syrup
2 tbsp water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
3 cups mixed nuts (such as almonds, and walnut and pecan halves)
3 cups mixed dried fruit (such as cranberries, apricots and pears)


1. In a saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup, water, cinnamon, ginger, salt and chili powder to boil; boil for 1 minute. Stir in nuts to coat.


2. Spread on greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheets, separating with fork. Bake in 350F oven, stirring once, until golden and bubbly, 12 to 15 minutes. Separate with fork and let cool completely. Transfer to large bowl; stir in fruit.

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