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Sporty Sugar-Spice Nuts

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


3-1/2 cups

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
To save time on the day of party, I mix up a batch of these nuts days in advance.—Sharon Landeen, Tucson, Arizona
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  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1-1/2 cups whole unblanched almonds


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Add nuts and stir until coated. Spread in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 250° for 45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 241 calories, 19g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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