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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few. 

Party Food | Spicy Chipotle & Rosemary Nuts Recipe


Party Food | Spicy Chipotle & Rosemary Nuts Recipe - BirdsParty.com

My husband loves nuts. And spicy things. And beer. And eating spicy nuts whilst drinking beer. 
So needless to say, this really is the perfect little gift hamper for him on Father's Day! :)

This spicy nuts recipe is not only easy and quick to make (so kids can help), but it tastes so freaking yummy that you'll find any celebration (or excuse..) to make them again - Honestly! 

The recipe is from the fabulous Ina Garten; and when I saw her making it on TV I knew I had to try it!

Decanted into cute metal tins, which I adorned with some of our FREE printables tags, makes for a super yummy gift for dad or party appetizer! Add a couple of bottles of dad's fave brew (wrapped in matching printables, of course)  and you're onto a winner!

Party Food | Spicy Chipotle & Rosemary Nuts Recipe - BirdsParty.com


Spicy Chipotle and Rosemary Nuts 

- Recipe by Ina Garten
Ingredients:

Vegetable oil
3 cups whole roasted unsalted cashews (14 ounces)
2 cups whole walnut halves (7 ounces)
2 cups whole pecan halves (7 ounces)
1/2 cup whole almonds (3 ounces)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons ground chipotle powder
4 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary leaves, divided
Kosher salt


Party Food | Spicy Chipotle & Rosemary Nuts Recipe - BirdsParty.com

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Brush a sheet pan generously with vegetable oil. Combine the cashews, walnuts, pecans, almonds, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, the maple syrup, brown sugar, orange juice, and chipotle powder on the sheet pan. Toss to coat the nuts evenly. Add 2 tablespoons of the rosemary and 2 teaspoons of salt and toss again.

Party Food | Spicy Chipotle & Rosemary Nuts Recipe - BirdsParty.com

Party Food | Spicy Chipotle & Rosemary Nuts Recipe - BirdsParty.com

Spread the nuts in one layer. Roast the nuts for 25 minutes, stirring twice with a large metal spatula, until the nuts are glazed and golden brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with 2 more teaspoons of salt and the remaining 2 tablespoons of rosemary.

Toss well and set aside at room temperature, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking as they cool. Taste for seasoning. Serve warm or cool completely and store in airtight containers at room temperature.

Party Food | Spicy Chipotle & Rosemary Nuts Recipe - BirdsParty.com

I think little metal tins look so cute as a gift container for these spicy nuts! You can find them in most craft stores like Michaels. Just use a piece of parchment paper to line your tin before placing nuts inside. After nuts are gone (and believe me they'll go fast!) dad can use the tins to store "real" nuts! ;)

Oh, and of course you can use these tags as envelope seals too as shown here.

Party Food | Spicy Chipotle & Rosemary Nuts Recipe - BirdsParty.com

For the beer bottles to accompany the nuts, simply print our FREE Father's Day Bottle Wrappers and wrap around dad's fave brew - Maybe next year we'll even make our own brew too! ;)

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