Since I have the humour of a fifteen year old boy, this recipe was perfect for my vast collection of "eating nuts" jokes. Pretty much all I did yesterday was joke about eating nuts. But, if you're going to make it a practice to eat vast quantities of nuts, eat these ones. They are the perfect balance of sweet and salty, plus I added in a bit of smoked paprika for another level of flavour. One thing I did learn was that if Dorie tells you to take the nuts out one at a time and place them carefully (one should ALWAYS be careful with one's nuts) on the baking pan, then do it. I ignored this step because I can be impatient/lazy, but I won't next time. My nuts looked a bit like brittle when they came out of the oven, but they were easy to break apart. I used a combination of almonds, cashews and pecans, and while I made a double recipe right off the hop, I will be making more before Christmas. I'll bet even Santa likes to eat a nice nut from time to time (okay...I'm done now).