By Gretchen Roberts
Gourmet nuts—variations like Roasted Spiced Almonds shown here, sweet, cocoa-dusted peanuts, or Asian five-spice walnuts—are an elegant holiday treat. Roz Cummins of Boston is nuts about candied pecans. She sautés them in honey and oil until they're sticky, then dredges them in powdered sugar with a pinch of cayenne for a surprise burst of heat. Roast up a batch with your favorite seasonings and you're good to gift.
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