Sweet-Hot Glazed Nuts

"A tantalizing combination of sweetness and spice--these hot/sweet nuts are always a hit! Recipe may be made with almonds, walnuts or pecans (or a combination). Originally from Sunset magazine."
photo by icherrybomb photo by icherrybomb
photo by icherrybomb
Ready In:
2 cups




  • In a bowl, mix honey, sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, salt, cayenne and cinnamon. Add nuts and mix well to coat.
  • Scrape nut mixture into a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking pan and shake to make level.
  • Bake in 300 degree F oven, shaking pan often, until nuts are golden brown under skins (break a nut to test, if necessary), 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Scrape nuts onto a buttered 10-by-12-inch piece of foil and let cool about 5 minutes, then break apart.
  • Serve, or store airtight up to three days. These nuts also freeze well; store in an airtight container or double freezer bag for up to 2 months. Makes a great holiday or hostess gift, presented in a tin or jar tied with a pretty ribbon.

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  1. These were so good! I made them to take to work, but after tasting a few, I ended up keeping them for myself!
  2. This was simple and delicious! I doubled the recipe so I would have some to give away is small jars, so baked them a bit longer.


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