Sweet & Spicy Nuts
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + cooling
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup shelled walnuts
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- Dash Louisiana-style hot sauce
- In a small bowl, combine the salt and spices; set aside. In a large heavy skillet, melt butter. Add walnuts and pecans; cook over medium heat until nuts are toasted, about 4 minutes.
- Sprinkle with spice mixture. Add the brown sugar, water, Worcestershire and hot sauce. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is melted. Spread on foil to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts1/3 cup: 321 calories, 30g fat (6g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.
Sep 29, 2018
These nuts have a kick! Deliciously sweet and spicy. Too much heat for me, but my family enjoyed them.
Jan 22, 2018
This recipe was just alright. It is true that they are hard to stop eating but they are just okay. They are not very spicy at all (disappointing). The fat content has to be high with all the butter and and the fat of the nuts. I have a better recipe for candied pecans using an egg white coating so the spices will stick and they are baked in the oven at a very low temperature. Also the nuts are sticky after they are done and with my other recipe they are not sticky.
Dec 21, 2014
Excellent recipe. I have been looking for a recipe that contains the sweet and the spicy element and does not use the egg white method. This is exactly what I was searching for. I leave out the chipotle powder and the chili powder (the cayenne is just enough spice for me) and add about 1/8 tsp, of cardomom. Thank you for the recipe.
Dec 16, 2014
I find these to be quite addicting, but DH did not like the spiciness of them.
Feb 20, 2014
Very easy to make and tasty!
Dec 4, 2013
I made this according to directions. I'm using it to add crunch to a large salad. Turned out perfect. I will make this again.
May 31, 2013
I had prepared this recipe and I think it's great! that is how I rated this recipe when I prepared it-I had made changes in the recipe: I omitted the chipotle powder and substituted smoky seasoning. I used 6 cups of shelled walnuts, 1-1/2 cups pecan halves OR almonds & substituted 1/4 cup maple syrup for the brown sugar!I baked the nuts at 250o F. for 25 to 30 minutes in a large roasting pan. This recipe, when adjusted, made almost 3 quarts! This is a wonderful recipe to use as an appetizer and knowing me, I'll turn back to using this recipe! Dawn E. Lowenstein
Dec 21, 2012
The flavor is good, but not great. The butter and sugar make it more of a nutty caramel.
Nov 21, 2012
These were delicious and super easy. I used a mix of nuts (almonds, walnuts, and pecans). The second time I made them I added a bit of cardamom, chili powder, and extra cayenne b/c we like things spicy. Excellent as-is, even better with the extra kick.
Dec 13, 2011
Great party appetizer!