Feej's Sweet & Spicy Chipotle Nuts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I like to have snacks with me when I'm with friends. This was inspired by several other nut recipes I have tried over the years. I use whatever whole nuts I have on hand. My favorites are pecans & almonds.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 teaspoons dried chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 14 cup honey
  • 1 egg white
  • 6 cups nuts (almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, peanuts)


  1. Beat egg white until stiff peaks.
  2. Drizzle honey into the egg whites while still mixing.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix chipotle powder, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper & sugar together.
  4. Mix all 6 cups of your favorite nuts in the egg white - honey mixture until well coated.
  5. Pour spice mixture over the nuts & mix until well combined.
  6. Pour nuts into pan, spreading evenly & bake in 350 oven for about 20-25 minutes or until golden and fragrant. You will want to stir the nuts a couple of times, about every 7 minutes.
  7. Remove from pan & allow to cool.
Most Helpful

I love these nuts! They're the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. These make great gifts for the holidays! Also, if this is your first time making these, I recommend lining your pans with parchment paper. Additional tips and photos can be found on my cooking blog: http://redlab27.alissahebert.com/2011/12/sweet-spicy-nuts.html

Red Lab No.27 December 26, 2011

I have made this twice now and both times they dissapear. I followed the directions without making any changes and they are great. I will be making these for gifts next year

Kimmie Kooks February 17, 2008

imade these the oyjer day for my family to try them out as gifts. well they're all gone.

peachyapricot2001 December 20, 2007