If you are looking for a quick and easy DIY holiday dessert gift, these gluten free candied nuts will do the trick.
The nuts are delicious and take about 20 minutes to make, maybe 3 minutes of that hands on time. All you need is a 2 cup mason jar and some beautiful wired ribbon (I found mine at Michael’s) and you’re on your way.
1 mason jar
1 holiday ribbon
fill jar with: Spiced Pecans, Candied Pecans, Vanilla Roasted Walnuts, Smoked Paprika Almonds, Trail Mix, Cinnamon Pecan Brittle or Candied Macadamia Nuts
This year I will be giving out these cute little jars of candied nuts along with my gluten free cookbook (The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook) when we attend holiday parties.
With Thanksgiving approaching this Thursday, the holiday hectic-ness seems to have set in today. Quite a lot going on, all of it good.
If you haven’t seen my “Why Almond Flour?” page, be sure to check that out. You might also want to take a look at Gluten Free Girl’s new recipe for Dinner Rolls using almond flour. She has a lovely post on that.
I am so trying this this year! I usually make pickle onions being British and all but no more malt vinegar for me. Thanks for this idea
Thank you Elana for the elegant gift idea. As a guy, I don’t normally consider things like this for gifts. But I have to say that it’s so simple and natural, and really tells the recipient that you care enough about them to spend the time to make it.
Jeff, if a guy in my life showed up with a jar of homemade candied nuts for me, I would never forget it. Seriously.
I hope your Thanksgiving went well! Have you ever tried soaking your nuts (pecans, macadamias, whatever) before making them into candied nuts? Any tips are appreciated, since I prefer my nuts soaked – like in your granola!