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Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

These Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts make a wonderful appetizer and are perfect for serving at cocktail evenings and parties.

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Seasoned mixed nuts on baking tray.

This post comes with a warning: These nuts are incredibly addictive! They're sweet, salty and spicy so if you like that combination then you will love these nuts! 

Sweet and spicy mixed nuts in serving bowl.

How to Make

These nuts are great for serving at casual and holiday get togethers. I used different unsalted nuts to make this recipe.

There are almonds, cashews, pecans and hazelnuts in this mix. Walnuts would taste delicious as well. Use less cayenne if you prefer things less spicy.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Mixed unsalted nuts
  • Granulated sugar
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Unsalted butter
  • Salt, cayenne, cumin, coriander, allspice

Steps Overview:

This recipe can easily be doubled, just make sure the nuts are not crowded on the baking sheet.

  1. Preheat oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the nuts in one even layer on the baking sheet. Bake the nuts in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring the nuts once after 5 minutes. Bake for another 5 minutes until they begin to lightly toast.
  3. While the nuts are toasting in the oven, melt butter in a small saucepan and add the salt and spices.
  4. When the mixture begins to foam add the sugar and maple syrup to the saucepan, whisking until all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Keep the spice mixture on very low heat until the nuts have toasted for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the nuts from the oven and lower the oven temperature.
  7. Pour the spice and sugar mixture on the nuts, toss well to coat evenly and return the nuts to the oven for 10 minutes, stirring the nuts and breaking up the clusters after 5 minutes.
  8. Remove the nuts from the oven, break up any large clusters and let them cool completely on the baking sheet. The nuts will become crispy as they cool.

How to Store

Once the nuts have completely cooled they can be stored in mason jars.

Enjoy!

More Spiced Nut Recipes

Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

Author: Adapted from Martha Stewart
Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts make a wonderful appetizer, perfect for cocktail evenings and parties.
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 331 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2-1/2 cups of mixed unsalted nuts
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread the nuts in one even layer on baking sheet. Bake the nuts in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring the nuts once after 5 minutes. Bake for another 5 minutes until they begin to lightly toast.
  • While the nuts are toasting in the oven, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan and add the salt and spices.
  • When the mixture begins to foam add the sugar and maple syrup to the saucepan, whisking until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Keep the spice mixture on very low heat until the nuts have toasted for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the nuts from the oven.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 325°F.
  • Pour the spice and sugar mixture on the nuts, toss well to coat evenly and return to the oven for 10 minutes, stirring the nuts and breaking up the clusters after 5 minutes.
  • Remove the nuts from the oven, stir them again breaking up any large clusters and let cool completely on the baking sheet. The nuts will get crispy as they cool.

Notes

Store them in an airtight container for up to one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 7gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 297mgPotassium: 279mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1.7mg
Keyword Mixed Nuts, Spicy Nuts, Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts
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