Sweet-Hot Spiced Nuts Recipe
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Sweet-Hot Spiced Nuts Recipe

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These healthy, hearty nuts make a great snack and a terrific gift for just about anyone. Pour them into a decorative tin and start giving! Carla Hutton, Lakeside, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups unblanched almonds
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 257 calories, 20g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat egg white until frothy. Add almonds and oil; stir gently to coat. Combine the remaining ingredients; add to egg white mixture and gently stir to coat.
  2. Spread into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring once. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Sweet-Hot Spiced Nuts in Taste of Home December/January 2010, p31

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GatewayCook User ID: 6987453 187752
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"I accidentally reviewed the "Sweet & Spicy Nuts" recipe, but had actually made this one-oops!!! I made this with a mix of almonds, pecans, and walnuts and it was delicious. The second time I made it, I added some chili powder, a bit of cardamom, and extra cayenne b/c we like things spicy. It's excellent as-is, but even better with the extra kick."

sweepsnut3000 User ID: 1931014 189261
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"This recipe is excellent! Everywhere I take these almonds, people love them. I have a weird sort of pickiness in that I don't like flavor combinations involving a lot of sweet and savory together (such as sweet-and-sour or sweet-hot). I love these almonds, though!"

lorettalib User ID: 4493956 211388
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"I made this recipe at Christmas and will make it again. First of all it is very tasty. Second it is very easy to make. And it is not as hot as you may expect, and you could adjust the amount of cayenne pepper if you wanted. As I said I will be making this dish again."

conshanty User ID: 435252 103087
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"Nice taste--hard to stop eating. The "hot" isn't noticeable at first, but grows a little--but not serious heat."

mamoonis User ID: 1665915 117144
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009 Edited Dec. 28, 2013

"These are GREAT! My go-to recipe that everyone asks for. I use 3/4 tsp. cinnamon and no coriander b/c I don't even know what coriander is. haha Addicting!!"

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