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1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, dry roasted, then ground

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/3 cup corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

1 cup whole almonds, blanched

1 cup cashews

1 cup pecan halves

1 cup hazel nuts, blanched

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons fleur de sel


Toss all ingredients in a bowl until evenly coated, spread out a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake at 350F until lightly browned, roughly 8 to10 minutes. but Watch closely so they do not get too dark. Remove from oven, place in bowl and stir using a wooden spoon until mixture cools. Once slightly cooled, place back on baking sheet to cool completely. Serve in bowls.

Makes 4 cups.

Susan Mendelson is a Vancouver caterer.