Have you ever had one of those honey roasted soy nuts?
Maybe a more accurate description would be, Have you ever had five handfuls of those honey roasted soy nuts?
I have. Multiple times.
So I did what I always do when I eat something delicious yet simple: examine the Ingredients list, hoping to get a glimpse of how I could make it for myself.
When it came to my beloved soy nuts, I found the following:
“Soybeans, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Honey, Salt, Maltodextrin, Xanthan Gum.”
I assumed the vegetable oil was used for the roasting the nuts, and the maltodextrin and xanthan gum were to sabotage innocent food adventurers like me.
So basically, this was just sugar, honey, and salt. That’s as easy as 1 + 1 + 1.
Four handfuls of almonds, because I didn’t have any soybeans on hand.
And now they’re all gone. I’m staring at the empty bowl right now. They’re gone.
Tomorrow is another day.
Honey Roasted Almonds
Note: This isn’t the same taste or texture as the store-bought soy nuts, but it’s still a worthy recipe. The honey forms a thin crisp coat on the almonds, and the sugar/salt combo contributes depth to the taste. I’m not a big fan of a strong honey taste (I don’t know how Winnie the Pooh does it), but surprisingly enough, the honey wasn’t overbearing. It’s a simple taste; sweet with a hint of honey, and a little bit salty.
- 1/2 cup almonds. Or nut of choice. Your siblings don’t count.
- 1 tsp honey. Or modified enriched evaporated high fructose corn syrup juice solids concentrate, if you’re feeling like a food corporation today.
- 2 tbsp sugar. Mary Poppins obviously never had cherry-flavored cough syrup. No sugar can save that.
- dash of salt. Dashing through the salt, in a one-horse open sleigh…
1. Turn stove on Medium, add honey. In your skillet, saucepan, wok, whatever.
2. When the honey gets thinner, add in almonds. Stir and wrap it up in a winter coat of sweet sweet honey.
3. Take off stove and sprinkle on sugar and salt.
4. Chill in fridge for 15 minutes. Gotta let that honey harden.
Can I get a Y.
Can I get a U.
Can I get an M.
What does that spell?
MUY, as in muy delicioso.