We received a review copy of The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature to help with creating our Honey Ginger Candied Nuts.
The holidays are here in full force! When we were sent a review copy of The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, we wanted to create a recipe that was not only themed for the movie, but could also become a gift itself. What kind of recipe could be a a gift as well? Honey Ginger Candied Nuts, that’s what!
In The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, “Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.”
Aside from the obvious nut connection, our Honey Ginger Candied Nuts were inspired by a couple things from The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. 1st was the group of animals themselves. With there being so many different types coming together, we decided that we should use several different types of nuts. The other inspiration came from Jackie Chan’s character, Mr. Feng. We wanted to use some sort of spice or seasoning from Chan’s native Hong Kong, so we went with ginger. What goes better with honey than ginger?
We hope you enjoy our recipe from Honey Ginger Candied Nuts! They make a fantastic gift along with a copy of The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature! Be sure to check it out! It’s available now on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD!
- 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp Honey (use ginger infused honey if available)
- 1 cup Roasted Mixed Nuts (We used Planter's Holiday Mix)
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger
- In a large bowl combine the regular sugar and ground sugar.
- Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, combine honey and brown sugar.
- Heat on medium heat until brown sugar is melted. (Keep close watch as you do not want to burn the mixture)
- Add nuts to sauce pan.
- Toss, coating the nuts.
- Place coated nuts into the gingered sugar and toss. (Don't be afraid to use your hands)
- Allow to cool on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Package for gifts or serve.
The Geeks were provided with a copy of The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature for research purposes. Images and title treatments were used with permission. All opinions are wholly our own. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.