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What to do with ground nuts mixed with honey?

orbitalpenguin Nov 4, 2010 09:23 PM

My husband and I were clearing out the pantry, when we came across a large container of mixed nuts that had been sitting unused for around 6 months, yet had not gone rancid.

We decided to blast it in the food processor. And then we added honey.

We now have a lot of thick and chewy nutty honey goo. Any ideas on what to do with it? We've already tried a pseudo baklava.

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    jaykayen RE: orbitalpenguin Nov 4, 2010 09:33 PM

    Yogurt/oatmeal mix-in?

    1. ipsedixit RE: orbitalpenguin Nov 4, 2010 09:35 PM

      Make honey brittle.

      Add some water and sugar to your nut and honey mixture, combine, and bring to a boil until the temp reaches 300 F (use candy thermometer). Then pour the mixture onto parchment paper and let cool. Then break apart and enjoy just like peanut butter brittle.

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        bulavinaka RE: orbitalpenguin Nov 4, 2010 09:49 PM

        Peanut butter and bacon go with just about anything - I think honey and nuts would be a natural with either/or/both. Also chocolate would work as well. What about Brie with nice crisp slices of apples along with honey and nuts? Greek yogurt and labne scream for honey and nuts as well. Just a touch of rose water added to the honey /nut mixture would put you in the Middle East.

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          weezycom RE: orbitalpenguin Nov 5, 2010 07:06 AM

          use them as the base of a sticky roll filling

          1. ipsedixit RE: orbitalpenguin Nov 5, 2010 10:50 AM

            Rereading this, now I'm curious why the OP decided to grind the nuts and mix them with honey ...

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              orbitalpenguin RE: ipsedixit Nov 22, 2010 08:51 PM

              ... because we had to do *something* with them otherwise they would've gone rancid, and frankly I was surprised they hadn't already.

              I suspect the reason we hadn't eaten them before then was because it contained brazil nuts.

            2. mattstolz RE: orbitalpenguin Nov 5, 2010 12:45 PM

              I think i'd make nut macaroons with them. normally theyre made with almonds and sugar but i think itd work with any nut.


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                HillJ RE: orbitalpenguin Nov 5, 2010 03:11 PM

                I'd take it to the rugelach stage with a prepared dough and use your nut/honey mixture along with some cinnamon for the filling.

                1. Cherylptw RE: orbitalpenguin Nov 5, 2010 05:12 PM

                  Use in a batch of granola, in a spin on a pecan pie except with honey nut mix or how about making a pastry wrapped brie or other cheese? Drizzle over the top & serve with fruit and crackers and/or toasted crostini; perfect for the holidays. On that same note, you could make a great grilled cheese with a good ham, brie or other cheese, a slather of the honey nut mix on maybe a sourdough. Finally, you could use it to make a honey buttercream frosting for a variety of cakes

                  Until you decide, the mixture can be frozen or stored in the fridge for awhile...honey never goes bad but the nuts will eventually so keep frozen for longer storage.

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                    sushigirlie RE: orbitalpenguin Nov 5, 2010 10:06 PM

                    you could eat them.

                    1. Cheese Boy RE: orbitalpenguin Nov 22, 2010 09:15 PM

                      Cook up some Loukoumades, heat that stuff up you got there, and drizzle it over them.

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                        orbitalpenguin RE: orbitalpenguin Nov 25, 2010 06:36 PM

                        OP here - My husband and I ended up eating half of it just through snacking periodically, and the rest I shaped and dipped in chocolate to make candy bars (the honey-nut mix, especially when refrigerated, was pretty dense).

                        Thanks for all your suggestions!

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