Wow your family and guests with these easy honey spiced nuts. This nuts recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and only take 15-20 minutes to make.
Whether you’re looking for an easy snack for the holiday season, new years or the big game, these mixed nuts are a wonderful snack for any time of the day. All you need are a few simple ingredients for some festive flavor that will impress your guests.
Which Nuts to Use in Honey Spiced Nuts
The beautiful thing about this recipe is that you can use whatever nuts you want. Some of the nuts that work best in this nut recipe are almonds, Brazilian nuts and cashews. If you’re not a fan of certain nuts, feel free to use your own blend.
Are These Nuts a Healthier Snack Option
This is a great recipe for healthier snacking because you are in control of the ingredients. Many of the snack options during celebratory occasion are filled with unnecessary trans fats and too much sugar. While there is honey and sugar in this recipe, the amount is quite reasonable considering that there are eight servings in this recipe.
- mixing bowl
- baking tray
- rubber spatula
- parchment paper
Ingredients in Spiced Nuts Recipe
Nuts: Mixture of almonds, cashews and/or pecans: Make sure that you use raw unsalted nuts in this recipe. You can use any combination you like.
Honey: Reach for raw honey.
Sugar: There is very little sugar in this recipe. Feel free to use coconut sugar or leave out the sugar all together if you like.
Kosher salt: the size of the crystals make this type of salt ideal for the snack.
Cayenne pepper: Cayenne pepper give these nuts a bit of a kick for a sweet, spicy and savory combo and a nice hint of warmth.
Rosemary: The use of fresh rosemary makes this super delicious and the perfect cold weather snack.
How to Make These Winter Spiced Nuts
Step1: Heat oven to 350 F.
Step 2: You’ll need a total of 2 cups of raw nuts. Use equal amounts of whatever nuts you’d like. Some of my favorites are almonds, pecan Brazilian nuts and cashews.
Step 3: Pour a little honey into a pot and gently heat with cayenne pepper. Keep the mixture on low heat for 2-3 minutes while stirring.
Step 4: Add the nuts into the mixture of honey, add cayenne pepper, salt and rosemary.
Step 5: Stir well to coat.
Step 6: Spread the nuts evenly in a single layer on a lined baking sheet or you can use cooking spray.
Step 7: Bake for 10 minutes.
Step 8: Stir well.
Step 9: Sprinkle with sugar.
Step 10: Keeping a fairly close eye on the nut mixture, bake for about 15 minutes more, tossing about every 5 minutes.
Step 11: Let cool at room temperature and store in an airtight container.
These nuts make a perfect snack for your next celebratory occasion.
The salty flavor, touch of honey and festive flavor also make them a great go-to snack for serving at the BIG football game.
Easy Honey Spiced Nuts
These easy honey spiced nuts are the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and only take 15-20 minutes to make.
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 pecans
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 1/2 honey
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
- 1 tsp Kosher sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Pour a l/2 cup of honey into a pot and gently heat with cayenne pepper.
Keep the mixture on low heat for 2-3 minutes while stirring.
Add the nuts into the mixture of honey, add cayenne pepper, salt and rosemary.
Stir well to coat.
Spread the nuts evenly in a single layer on a lined baking sheet or you can use cooking spray.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with sugar.
Keeping a fairly close eye on the nut mixture, bake for about 15 minutes more, tossing about every 5 minutes.
Let cool at room temperature and store in an airtight container for up to two months.
The nuts mentioned in this recipe are suggested. Feel free to use any combination for raw nuts that you like.
Amount Per Serving Calories 162Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 0mgSodium 425mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 5g
When to Serve Honey Spiced Nuts
- movie night
- New Year’s celebrations
- holiday events
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