Christmas Munchies!


A post to share a  favorite holiday/anytime munchie recipe: Spicy Honey Almonds.

I included this recipe as part of a Christmas card a couple of years ago and it was a big hit. I’ve stopped sending paper cards now so this is my way of sharing and saving on paper/trees too. 😉

Other recipes in this photo include: Dilly Dip, Spicy Cream Cheese Roll-ups, Homemade Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Hummus with a Twist. All from Not Just for Vegetarians.

Happy Holidays and Enjoy all the Wonderful Food! 🙂

What is your favorite holiday appetizer/munchie recipe? If possible, please include a link to share!


These delicious spicy-sweet almonds are hard to resist. Makes a great holiday ‘nibble’…. have plenty on hand!

Yields- 2 cups.

2 T. vegetable oil

3 T. white or liquid honey

2 C. natural (skins on) whole almonds

2-4 T. chili powder (to taste)

1 T. Mrs. Dash Original Blend OR Spike Seas. Blend

½ teas. cayenne pepper (optional, if you like it HOT)

1 teas. sea salt

½ -1 teas. powdered ginger (to taste)

½- 1 teas. freshly-ground pepper (to taste)

Preheat oven to 375.

Grease a large cookie sheet with the vegetable oil and set aside. In a medium saucepan, heat honey over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, just to heat through. Remove from heat. Stir in the almonds, coating thoroughly and set aside.

Combine spices in a small bowl or shaker with large holes. Spread the honeyed almonds onto cookie sheet in single layer. Sprinkle evenly with ½ of the spice mix .

Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and turn almonds and sprinkle with remaining spice mix, return to oven for 10 more minutes. Reduce heating slightly if over-browning. Allow almonds to cool thoroughly before storing (if there’s any left!!!)

Recipe reprinted from: Not Just for Vegetarians by Geraldine Hartman. Photo: Patricia Holdsworth Photography. All rights reserved.

6 responses

  1. i just had supper, but these treats make me hungry.

  2. Nom nom nom. I definitely want to come to your place for Christmas nosh. YUM!

  3. Hi Sandy, It is a yummy photo, I agree.

    Hi Sel, Nom, nom indeed!!!;)

    Hugs, G

  4. Reblogged this on VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS and commented:

    Some Christmas munchies to enjoy! Fast, easy and delish. 😉

  5. Perfect like Christmas snacks, you are a pro, and once again I bow to you x

  6. The almonds look delicious! Great spices!

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