Seasoned Mixed Nuts Recipe
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Seasoned Mixed Nuts Recipe

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These seasoned mixed nuts make great hostess gifts; or just tuck some in with a Christmas present. I often add another teaspoon of cardamom, a flavor we enjoy!—Judi Oudekerk, Buffalo, Minnesota
Recommended: Food Gifts for Dad
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 cup salted cashews
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 349 calories, 27g fat (6g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large heavy skillet, melt butter. Add 1/2 cup sugar; cook and stir over high heat until sugar is dissolved. Meanwhile, place cardamom and remaining sugar in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium; add the cashews, peanuts and pecans to butter mixture. Cook and stir until nuts are toasted, about 3 minutes. Add hot nuts to reserved cardamom mixture; toss to coat. Spread on foil to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Spiced Nuts in Taste of Home December/January 2009, p29

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lengelfam User ID: 5043931 176413
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Wow! These nuts are amazing. My husband requests them all the time. I'm even going to experiment with the spices in the future. Perhaps cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and cocoa powder. They make a great gift too. Sure beats paying for the overpriced specialty nuts in the store."

familybaker User ID: 2220402 176719
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Thought these very very good. Could I toast some almonds and add them in place of pecans? Hubby loves almonds while pecans do not rate high on his list?"

theumpref User ID: 6214874 181364
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"Excellent,they were a huge hit.Will definitely will make again."

justme56 User ID: 4472785 178118
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"why don't you just print it out?"

Reno Dumond User ID: 3622716 108652
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"I would like to have the recipe in writing for next time I want to make them"

kristinscotth User ID: 2609242 178117
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"This is my very favorite recipe for spiced nuts, and I've tried quite a few different recipes. I've tried ones where you're supposed to toss the nuts in foamy egg whites, and I think this recipe and way of preparing them is much better. It's very easy to make, and the cardamom adds such a nice flavor. I love making these nuts to put on a spinach salad with dried cranberries and feta cheese."

imhome2 User ID: 2809601 93878
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"do not make this recipe! we tried twice, and it never turned out, sugar and butter just clumped up! I'm sure there's something missing!"

busdrivingmom User ID: 1017529 178116
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"I'm not a big fan of the cardamom on the nuts. I get nothing but compliments from those I gave the nuts to for the holidays."

[email protected] User ID: 3469934 108617
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"These nuts are terrific! easy to make and have a really nice flavor to them. Will definitely make them again."

WisGirl User ID: 1224785 163225
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"Made for Thanksgiving 2009 and making again (by request) for Christmas 2009. Use a large pan, tried a smaller pan and handle bunches of nuts that I broke apart. No one really minded though."

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