What nuts would you pair with mint?

I am trying to create a riff on Budino di Gianduia (Chocolate Biscotti Pudding) by including a minty flavor...I would like to keep the texture from the nuts. What nuts would you pair with the mint? The original recipe I made called for hazelnuts and was delicious. Do you think that would still work? Is there another crunchy topping you would use that would keep it's texture in the pudding?

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Shannon March 10, 2016
Macadamia nuts might work.
 
Kristen W. March 10, 2016
I think the Girl Scout Thin Mint is peppermint, yes? I should know - my daughter was just selling them, but I never tried the thin mints!
 
HopeinDC March 9, 2016
You could add pine nuts and pomegranate for a fun Mediterranean spin! Or you could go christmassy and use hard mint candies - that wa y you would have the crunchy texture and mint flavors
 
ChefJune March 9, 2016
There are many different kinds of mint, and I think they don't necessarily all go with the same flavors. What variety of mint are you thinking of using?
 
Rachelwrites March 9, 2016
I know that there are but I don't know the names. I want a Girl Scout Thin Mint flavor.
 
ChefJune March 10, 2016
Then you probably should go with peppermint. Probably the easiest to find out of season. I grow both peppermint and spearmint (which I prefer) in the warmer weather.
 
drbabs March 9, 2016
I have a (probably inaccurate) childhood memory of candied pecans that were covered in a white almost meringue like coating that was mint flavored. I've never been able to find a recipe or re-create it myself, but I have a fondness for pecans and mint.
 

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jessicamclement March 9, 2016
my mind initially went to pistachios... to create some sort of middle eastern vibe ! those flavours pair well together.
 
Rae March 8, 2016
I think almost any nut would work well. My go to nut in most situations is almonds. Orange would also be a lovely match with chocolate & hazelnuts or almonds. Freeze dried berries (raspberries or blue berries) would be good too.
 
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