Contest-Winning Sugar ‘n’ Spice Nuts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


3-1/2 cups

Updated: Jan. 29, 2022
My daughters, grandkids and just about everyone who visits me look forward to this mix of crunchy spiced nuts recipe during the holidays. And tucked in colorful tins, it makes a handy last-minute gift idea for busy hostesses or drop-in visitors. —Joan Klinefelter, Utica, Illinois
Contest-Winning Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup salted cashews
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and cayenne; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk egg white; add nuts and cranberries. Sprinkle with sugar mixture and toss to coat. Spread in a single layer on a greased baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 300° until golden brown, 18-20 minutes, stirring once. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 211 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.