Cinnamon Sugar and Orange Macadamia Nuts

When we recently received a catalog from a nut roaster, we were amazed to see that the only macadamia offering was roasted and salted. This rendition, reminiscent of the cinnamon sugar toast I lived on as a child, is rich yet delicately flavored.

Makes 2 cups.

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
2 cups raw macadamia nuts
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt

1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Place the melted butter and nuts in a medium-size bowl and toss until well coated. Add the remaining ingredient sand mix well to coat evenly.

3. Transfer the nuts to the prepared sheet and arrange in a single layer. Place in the oven and bake until lightly browned, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes.

4. Remove from the oven, immediately loosen the nuts with a metal spatula, and set aside to cool before serving.

If you’re sipping: These are made even more indulgent when served with hot chocolate. Not just for snacking: Crush and add these to oatmeal cookies.

From Party Nuts! 50 Recipes for Spicy, Sweet, Savory, and Simply Sensational Nuts That Will Be the Hit of Any Gathering (The Harvard Common Press, 2002)