Caramel-Coated Spiced Nuts Recipe
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Caramel-Coated Spiced Nuts Recipe

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“A friend gave me these nuts in a jar as a gift. They were so delicious, I asked for the recipe and have made them ever since. They are always very well received.” —Carol Sankovic, Canfield, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1-1/2 cups roasted salted almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup whole salted cashews
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 280 calories, 20g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat egg whites and water until foamy. Add the almonds, pecans and cashews; stir gently to coat. Combine the brown sugar, pie spice and pepper; add to nut mixture and stir gently to coat.
  2. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 cups.
Originally published as Caramel-Coated Spiced Nuts in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p61

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lor1s User ID: 2985155 239832
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"These are so delicious! I've been making them for Christmas ever since the recipe first appeared in the magazine, and we love them. They are wonderfully crunchy and always well-received."

ChrisM318 User ID: 1609182 147100
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"I have made these so many times! They're easy and taste so good, they are a family favorite I make them every year. Last year I made them and sent them to my son who is in the army, I made them for all his friends and they were very well received I need to make them again this year!"

glewin User ID: 566880 66778
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"Make it often. Goes over great as a gift."

Nellruth User ID: 5904488 94167
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"The recipe sounded better than it tasted. Was very disappointed."

MelanieKay1 User ID: 3718206 100549
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"Great for parties and my husband loves to take them with on his hunting trips."

Meesh233 User ID: 272245 162831
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"The flavor was good, but the nuts were soft after sitting overnight. I made a similar recipe and the nuts stayed nice and crisp so I will stick with the other recipe. I baked this in a glass dish and it still stuck really badly."

boots123 User ID: 1427714 100548
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"Made this recipe 4 times last xmas. Used as gifts & served at party."

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