Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

Appetizers and Snacks Spicy

I find this technique much easier than the stovetop pan method. You'll get beautiful, perfectly frosted nuts that are roasted evenly, with no bitter burned spots.

Servings per recipe: 16
Calories per serving: 219
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 27m


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup untoasted walnut halves
  • 1 cup untoasted pecan halves
  • 1 cup unsalted, dry roasted almonds
  • 1 cup unsalted, dry roasted cashews
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  • 2   Combine walnut halves, pecan halves, almonds, and cashews in a large bowl. Add salt, black pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper; toss to coat.
  • 3   Heat sugar, water, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter is melted. Cook for 1 minute and remove from heat. Slowly pour butter mixture over the bowl of nuts and stir to coat.
  • 4   Transfer nuts to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer.
  • 5   Bake nuts in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Stir nuts until the warm syrup coats every nut. Spread into a single layer, return to the oven, and bake until nuts are sticky and roasted, about 6 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 18.1g 28%
    Saturated Fat 2.0g  
Cholesterol 2mg  
Sodium 206mg 8%
Potassium 171mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 12.7g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Protein 4.8g 10%
Sugars 8g  
Vitamin A 40IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 38mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 65mg  
Folate 16mcg