Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
These spiced nuts can be prepared with pantry ingredients in a flash. The nuts are roasted then tossed in a totally addictive salty-sweet coating made from Demerara sugar and coarse kosher salt.
- 1⁄4 cup demerara sugar (granulated can be substituted)
- 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1⁄2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
- 1 lb mixed raw nuts (combination of unroasted cashews, whole unblanched almonds, pecan halves, pistachios, hazelnuts, any)
- Preheat oven to 350-deg. F. Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar and salt and set aside.
- Combine honey, black pepper, cumin, coriander, paprika and cayenne in a bowl and mix well. Add mixed nuts and stir to thoroughly coat. Spread nut mixture evenly in a single layer on prepared sheet pan and bake until toasted and fragrant, about 10 to 11 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool until barely warm, then transfer to sugar mixture and toss to evenly coat. Return to sheet pan and cool completely. Transfer to airtight container or divide nuts into two portions and package for gift giving. Nuts will keep 5 days at room temperature, tightly sealed.
OMG!!! These are so good and addictive and I can't believe I am the first to try them!!! I was just watching all the morning "news" shows for "new years diet resolutions" and foods that are good for you. The doctor that was giving the information showed that almonds are so good for you health wise, but also are great for afternoon snacks because it fills you up!! Next time I would try to make it a bit healthier by reducing the sugar/salt mixture, to me, more then enough as used in the recipe for the quantity. Thanks so much for sharing such a delicious recipe. Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.
I'm watching my son-in-law shovel these down as I type. For sure he doesn't cook, but he DOES know how to eat. Subbed chipotle powder for the cayenne and the results were outstanding.
Delicious. Scrumptious. I only had half the amount of sugar (I used wheylow - a mindblowing sugar sub) - so I only made 1/2 the topping and it was still good. I also didn't have coriander and it was still so good. I will be making these again and again. Next time I will make them as written.