Chipotle-Roasted almonds

1 T. ground chipotle chili pepper
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. kosher (coarse) salt
1 1/2 c. whole natural almonds
1 T. almond oil

Stir chipotle, sugar and salt together in a small bowl; set aside. Heat almonds and almond oil in a large skilelt on medium-high heat, stirring and shaking pan occasionally, until almond skins are "popping: and almonds are fragrant.

Turn heat to medium-low and stir in chipotle mixture; heat and shae skillet for about 30 seconds, to release chipotles' oil. Transfer to a abowl and let cool just slightly before serving warm.

MAkes 1 1.2 c, or 8 servings.