It takes minutes to throw together, especially if you use canned chickpeas, and homemade hummus tastes so much better then store-bought that you'll never go back to buying ready-made.
½ cup (125ml) packed brown sugar
½ tsp (2 ml) salt
3 cups (750 ml) raw nuts, such as pecans, almonds, cashews, walnuts
Preheat oven to 350˚F. In a bowl, combine brown sugar, water, salt and nutmeg to make a paste. Stir in nuts until completely coated with sugar mixture.
Spread nuts out in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake, stirring every 10 minutes, until sugar looks crumbly and nuts are toasted and very aromatic, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Let cool completely before serving.
Makes 3 cups
Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.