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sweet & spicy nuts

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Martha Willy-Burns
Cedar Lake, IN

I've made these for a variety of parties and they always go over well. Warning ... there is a slight delay in the heat, so it surprises people. Switch the nuts to your favorite kind. Sometimes nuts stay sticky, but they are always delicious ... Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet & spicy nuts

  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    chipotle chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 c
    whole almonds
  • 1 c
    pecan halves
  • 1/4 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • dash
    louisiana-style hot sauce (if desired)

How To Make sweet & spicy nuts

  • 1
    In a small bowl, combine salt and spices, then set aside.
  • 2
    In a large frying pan, melt butter. Add nuts; cook over medium heat until nuts are toasted (about 4-5 minutes)
  • 3
    Sprinkle nuts with spice mixture. Add brown sugar, water and worcestershire sauce and hot sauce (if desired).
  • 4
    Stir over heat for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is completely melted. Spread nuts on foil to cool. Store in an airtight container.