Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe was sent to me by my #2 son. He says they are so good that it would be a shame not to share them with my Zaar buddies! The recipe only calls for walnuts, pecans and almonds, but if you are feeling a little frisky, add in some cashews and peanuts, too!! Great for serving at a picnic, giving as gifts, or just an anytime - in front of the TV type snack! Hope you enjoy!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Spray large baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  3. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add next 8 ingredients; stir until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute.
  5. Add all nuts; stir until butter mixture coats nuts thickly, about 2 minutes.
  6. Spread nut mixture in single layer on prepared sheet.
  7. Bake until nuts are glazed and deep brown, stirring often, about 25 minutes.
  8. Cool nuts completely on sheet, stirring occasionally.
  9. (Can be made 1 week ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.).
  10. Makes 6 cups.


Most Helpful

Yum! I cut the recipe in half and used only almonds. I wanted some serious heat so I used a full tsp of cayenne. It was a perfect blend of sweet and spicy (for me)! Thanks Bev and Son #2 for sharing this great recipe!

rickoholic83 July 23, 2011

Nice flavor and sweetness. I made these for my LEMON PARTY and got good reviews. I did add more cayenne because I am my friends like more heat. But that doesn't change the recipe. Easy to make and a good solid recipe. Thx, will be making again definitely. Great party snack food

SarasotaCook April 12, 2010

I didnt think they were going to be spicy enough so I added some chipotle spice. They are some good snaking.

OhioBuckeyes April 20, 2009

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