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Thanks so much to Cindy of County Road 407 for organizing this hop.
It’s been a while since I’ve participated with this fun group and I’m so glad to be back again.
Today our theme is Super Bowl Recipes and I’m making a delicious Whiskey & Bitterns nut mix.
If you are coming over from French Ethereal didn’t her soup sound wonderful!
Welcome to my log cabin home in the Wisconsin Northwoods.
Football is a big deal in our house.
We love watching games together around our basement TV, its tradition and such a fun way to spend time together.
During commercial breaks or half time the kids will run outside (or even right in the middle of the room) throw the football around and there is so much laughter and fun.
We not only love to watch on TV, but my husband and all three of my sons play/played ball.
One of my older boys plays in college where my husband played and I was a cheerleader (he even wears the same number as his dad.)
Along with watching football games, we also love the gathering around it: the tailgating, the food and the fun with family and friends.
Some of our favorite meals are the smorgasbord of snacks and bites that we put out during games.
And when the Super Bowl is on, it goes next level.
This year I wanted to add something salty and crunchy that was an easy grab and munch snack.
We’ve always got plenty of dips and wings so a flavored nut mix will be a great addition.
White Arrows Home the Shop
At my brick and mortar shop in Wisconsin we have a back building named The Paddle Club where we hold weekly gatherings we call clubs.
The first Thursday of the month is a Game Club, often Bingo for fun prizes.
The second Thursday is Cookbook Club; the third, a Book Club; and the fourth Craft Club where everyone brings a project they are working on like knitting, scrapbooking, journaling etc.
Want to learn more or join in? Visit HERE.
This month our Cookbook Club book was The Snowy Cabin Cookbook by Marnie Hanel and Jen Stevenson.
It not only has wonderful recipes in it, but is such a fun read!
When I wanted to find a great Super Bowl snack, I knew this cookbook would have just what I was looking for, and it did!
The Whiskey and Bitters Bar Mix will be great for game night, but also for year round enjoyment here where I live in The Northwoods of Wisconsin.
The Northwoods is a special place full of supper clubs, fish frys on Friday and Old Fashioned cocktails.
These nuts are flavored with some of the ingredients of an Old Fashioned so will be wonderful to share and have out in a dish on the bar or coffee table when friends come over.
While they were sitting on the stove top cooling after coming out of oven I was down watching NFL playoff games and my husband came downstairs with a bowl full of the nuts proclaiming how amazing they were.
It is definitely a recipe I’ll make again, i can see it becoming a signature snack for me to serve.
It’s such an easy recipe!
Here are the ingredients:
- 1 lb. unsalted raw nuts (mix of any kind you like)
- 1/2 cup bourbon or rye whiskey
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp Angostura bitters
- 1 tsp kosher salt
I used one of our favorite local bourbons.
Heat oven to 325 degrees after moving the rack to the middle of the oven.
Spread parchment paper over a sheet pan.
Mix the nuts in a bowl.
In a medium saucepan whisk together the bourbon or whiskey, coconut oil, Worcestershire sauce, bitters, salt and brown sugar bringing it to a boil over medium heat.
Reduce the heat, keeping a simmer for two minutes.
Pour the mixture over the bowl of nuts and stir until mixed well.
Spread the nuts on the sheet pan and bake for 15-20 minutes stirring halfway through.
Let cool for ten minutes after taking them out of the oven.
If any happen to be left they can store in an air tight container for two weeks.
Whiskey and Bitters nuts will also make a great gift!
If you’ve started the tour her with me then circle back to the beginning at County Road 407 and her delicious three ingredient Super Bowl snack.
Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the Super Bowl!
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