Slideshow: 10 Ways to Celebrate Grab Some Nuts Day

Curried Cashews
Curried Cashews
Roasting these cashews twice ensures that they are toasty and crisp. The spicy curry, cumin, and cayenne are complemented perfectly by the caramelized brown sugar and just a hint of butter.

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Chocolate Covered Bacon Turtles
Chocolate Covered Bacon Turtles
The combination of flavors is incredible. First you get the crispy pecans, then the chewy caramel, then the rich dark chocolate, and finally the salty, meaty bacon.

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Spicy Peanut Caramel Corn
Spicy Peanut Caramel Corn
This snack has all the traditional elements of Cracker Jacks—peanuts, popcorn, and caramel—but the flavors are kicked up a notch. Each little peanut nugget is an addictive combination of spicy, sweet, and salty flavors.

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Maple Rosemary Bourbon Pecans
Maple Rosemary Bourbon Pecans
The preparation method for these pecans includes soaking them in a brine flavored with maple syrup, bourbon, and fresh rosemary. You end up with incredibly crunchy that are infused with a woodsy, herbaceous flavor.

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Spicy Pumpkin Seed-Pecan Brittle
Spicy Pumpkin Seed-Pecan Brittle
This brittle is a snap to make, and the flavors are pure fall (so save this one a few months): crackly pumpkin seeds, crunchy pecans, and warm cinnamon. The cayenne adds the subtlest hint of heat, and the fleur de sel makes it dangerously addictive.

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Date and Nut Puff Pastry
Date and Nut Puff Pastry
Think of these little pastries as drier, neater versions of baklava that you can hold in your hands without the services of a wet-nap. And since they call for puff pastry instead of phyllo dough, they come together in a fraction of the time without all the hassle of painting melted butter on tissue-thin sheets of pastry.

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Quatre Épices Candied Nuts
Quatre Épices Candied Nuts
Covered in sweet and spicy sugar and totally addictive.

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Pistachio Honey Butter
Pistachio Honey Butter
Rich and nutty with a mild, floral sweetness from the honey. Try it on toast or sandwiched between two sugar cookies or gingersnaps. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Lucy Baker]