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Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Each Christmas, I fill jars with these special nuts, tie the top with a piece of colored ribbon and give them away as gifts. Everyone is always pleasantly surprised by their zesty taste.—Becky Cleveland, Waterville, Nova Scotia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 cups


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup whole unblanched almonds
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup pistachios or macadamia nuts


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; mix well. Add nuts and stir until coated. Spread evenly in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes, stirring two or three times. Spread on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Cool. Store in airtight container.
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