Want to make your own roasted nuts? This holiday Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts Recipe is the best addition to your menu!
Looking for an easy holiday appetizer that’ll be popular with friends and family? This Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts Recipe is calling your name!
This recipe coats a delectable mix of pecans and walnuts with a sweet, spicy, and savory coating to creating an irresistible holiday appetizer or game day snack. Taking only several ingredients, making roasted nuts recipe is easy, too!
It’s great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, or any game day. It’s one of those treats that you’ll want to make on repeat!
So, are you ready to make your roasted mixed nuts? Here’s what you’ll need…
Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts Recipe
What can I add to nuts?
While there are many interesting additions to nuts, this recipe focuses on sweet and spicy flavors. So, you’ll add butter, sugar, cayenne, cumin, salt and pepper to create a spice mix for nuts.
These few spices alone give the nuts a complex flavor, blending sweet, spicy, and savory into one dish. Your friends and family will think they were hard to make, too! But we don’t need to let them in on our little secret. 😉
How are mixed nuts prepared?
These mixed nuts are prepared in four steps. The first is basically dumping all of the nuts into a bowl, and then sprinkling in a few seasonings. (Challenging, I know!) Second, you’ll melt the butter and combine with sugar and water over a saucepan. Third, you’ll combine the liquid mixture with the nuts. And finally, you’ll bake them. That isn’t so hard, is it? 🙂
Are mixed nuts a healthy snack?
Yes, mixed nuts are absolutely a healthy snack! This healthy mixed nuts recipe only uses a little sugar and butter. Beyond those two ingredients, the rest are healthy!
Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts Recipe
- 2 cups non-toasted Walnut halves
- 2 cups non-toasted Pecan halves
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp ground Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1/3 cup White Sugar
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 tbsp Butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
- Get a baking sheet, and line it with parchment paper. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Mix together pecans and walnuts in a large bowl. Then add the black pepper, cayenne, cumin, and salt. Toss until spices coat the nuts.
- Heat the water, butter, and sugar in a saucepan over low-medium heat until the butter is melted. Then, pour the mixture over the nuts in the bowl, and stir to coat.
- Move the nuts to the cooking sheet. Spread out evenly.
- Bake the nuts for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove from oven, and transfer nuts back to bowl to stir one more time. Place nuts back on baking sheet, and bake for 5-6 more minutes.
- Wait a couple of hours for the nuts to cool. Enjoy!
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