Spiced Nuts

Simple recipes like this one come in handy this time of year. They’re easy to make, easy to keep, and equally appropriate for the unexpected drop-in, cocktail party, antipasto tray or a homemade gift. Be sure to experiment with different nuts and spices.

Spiced Nuts

Time to make: ~20 minutes

  • 2 cups unsalted nuts (any kind or a mixture)
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1-2 tbsp. sugar (depending on how sweet you’d like them)
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. seasoning mix (such as baking spices, curry powder or southwestern seasoning)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet. Toast the nuts for 8 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.

In a pot, combine the water, brown sugar and butter, and bring to a boil. Toss the nuts in this mixture until coated and the liquid has evaporated.

In a bowl, combine the sugar, salt and seasonings. Toss the nuts in the spices until well coated.

Let cool. Store up to 5 days in the refrigerator in a covered container, or freeze.

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3 thoughts on “Spiced Nuts

  1. Marty 19 December 2006 at 7:00 pm

    for some reason all I can say is hee hee. yes, your husband is very juvenile.

  2. cooknkate 21 December 2006 at 10:06 am

    It’s a nut day, I guess. Erin’s Kitchen is talking about doctoring up nuts too! Yummmmmmm

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