Sweet and Spicy Nuts

"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!!"
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Ready In:
6 cups




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

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  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. I didnt think they were going to be spicy enough so I added some chipotle spice. They are some good snaking.
  4. I made these for a holiday party and we loved them. I will make these again.
  5. Generally a good recipe. More sweet than spice. Next time I'll add more cayenne but only because I prefer HOT!


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