spicy nuts

Fab way to label jars and spicy nut recipe

If you have been busy making goodies in jars for Christmas presents you make like this idea. Love to say it was my idea but I saw it in the Craftseller magazine calendar.

Really simple idea with an invest of some blackboard paint. Simply either by hand or mask off if you like, paint the blackboard paint onto the glass. Just big enough to write the contents inside on. I used three coats of the blackboard paint to give it the best coverage. But the beauty of these is once the contents has been used you can rub off and re-write with what ever else you fill it with.spicy nuts

As you can see I made some ‘spicy nuts’ for my Dad. But with the blackboard label I think it looks really good. Except the writing as I only had a jumbo chalk in the house!!! The nuts are tasty too so is here how to make them, great to have in yourself too.

Really easy spicy nuts.

Put in a bowl:

  • 400g unsalted mixed nuts. I used cashews, blanched hazelnuts and almonds.
  • 1 tblsp of sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • generous grind of black pepper

Toss all the ingredients together until,they are covered evenly and place onto a large baking tray.

Bake for 15 mins in a preheated 140ºC oven/Gas mark 1

Cool, then place in jar or airtight container if keeping for yourself. Will keep fresh for 6 weeks.

You can changed to what ever spice you like. I rather like using Cajun spice instead. The different types of peppers you can get, like lemon pepper is also a favourite,.

I have some Kilner jars so I am going to be using the blackboard paint idea to help me organise my baking cupboard. Just in case it gets rubbed off I am going to paint heart shapes for gluten-free stuff.
Blackboard paint to label jarsI think the jars look really great and going to use it also on jars that I would otherwise recycle too. I paid just over £5 for my blackboard paint for 250ml. Plenty of paint to label tons of jars so I think these is a fab idea!!!

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