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Spicy Mixed Nuts

Cumin and chili powder give extra oomph to the classic homemade nut mix. It's a smart solution for holiday snacking and gift giving. —Delores Hill, Helena, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 cups


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (15 to 16 ounces) mixed nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin


  • In a large skillet, melt butter over low heat. Add nuts and Worcestershire sauce; cook and stir 5-7 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Place nuts in a large bowl. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle over nuts, tossing to coat. Cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 225 calories, 19g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • coconutpatty
    Feb 20, 2020

    I made these for Christmas, and everyone thought they were good. I made them again recently, but by mistake I bought a smaller can of mixed nuts. I didn't realize it until I had mixed all the spices together, but I went ahead and used the full amount anyway. Everyone loved them! It was a great recipe to begin with, but we like it even better being spicier!

  • TeresaS2
    Jan 3, 2020

    Made these tasty nuts for our Christmas Eve get together...I made a double batch and there was so much I gave the balance to my grand daughter to take to her Mom for their Christmas day gathering...we really enjoyed the spicy flavors...made for Cooking Around the Christmas Tree tag game... :)

  • veggiemama
    May 9, 2018

    These are so incredibly easy to make yet so very delicious! This one is a keeper!