Is this kinda like "Chestnuts roasting on a open fire?" Sorry, I just couldn't resist. I do remember roasting chestnuts when I was a kid but we did them in the oven instead of on an open fire. It sounds like a good activity if you're camping.
Are you going to just roast them with a little salt or do you want them all encrusted with a cinnamon sugar glaze? If you end up trying the latter, let me know how it goes, since my husband loves those.
That is funny, when I was a kid we only put pumpkin seeds in the oven and I have never tried it with anything else. I am sure the song comes to mind for many people too but really my sister turned me onto the idea. I guess this is something she did with her kids that we never knew about.
Right now the favorite from everyone is almonds, put a little cinnamon in and watch the magic happen. Another one that I love (that the kids don't like) is spicy ones with cayenne. I guess the cayenne is a little too much for the kids but I really like it.
I have made roasted nuts before, but it was in the oven. I've made them both ways with just salt and then with salt and rosemary. I really like the idea of toasting almonds with cinnamon on them. This sounds like a delicious, healthy treat. Do you spray the baking sheet with cooking oil first when roasting them over the campfire?
Right now I try to tame down the salt. Years ago I would overdo it and now I just can't stand overly salted snacks, even if they are the ones I make myself.
You should grease the sheet but don't go overboard with it, sometimes you might think you need just a little more but you really don't. Spread it even and lightly otherwise you might regret it (and it is a mess to deal with).