Easy Honey Spiced Nuts

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Wow your family and guests with these easy honey spiced nuts. This nutty recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and takes no more than 15 minutes to make.

Whether you’re looking for an easy snack for the holiday season, the New Year or the big game, these mixed nuts are a wonderful snack for a season of celebration. 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 recipe are almonds, walnuts 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 packaged 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.

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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.

Brown sugar: There is some brown sugar in this recipe. Sprinkling it on at the end prevents the nuts from sticking and also gives them a delicious flavor. Feel free to use coconut sugar if you prefer.

Cinnamon: I love the taste of cinnamon. They help to give the nuts a yummy flavor.

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

Step 1: 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, pecans, walnuts and cashews.

Step 3: Pour a little honey into a pot and gently heat with cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Keep the mixture on low heat for 2-3 minutes while stirring.

Step 4: Add the nuts into the mixture of honey add salt and rosemary.

Step 5: Stir well to coat.

Step 6: Spread the nuts evenly in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 7: Bake for 12 minutes.

Step 8: Keep alert during this time being sure not to burn the nuts.

Step 9: Sprinkle with brown sugar.

Step 10: Quickly remove from the parchment paper to avoid sticking.

Step 11: Move to another baking pan to allow to finish cooling.

Step 12: Enjoy warm or 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 game night or your next movie night.

Yield: 8-10

Easy Honey Spiced Nuts

Easy Honey Spiced Nuts

These easy honey spiced nuts are the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and only take about 15 minutes to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecans (or nuts you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup cashews (or any nuts you prefer)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 tbsp brown 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 and cinnamon.

Keep the mixture on low heat for 2-3 minutes while stirring.

Add the nuts into the honey mixture.

Add 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 12-15 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with brown sugar.

Allow to cool slightly before removing from parchment paper and breaking apart.

Enjoy warm or allow to cook completely before enjoying.

Store any remaining in an airtight container.


The nuts mentioned in this recipe are suggested. Feel free to use any combination for raw nuts that you like.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 250Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 0mgSodium 347mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 3gSugar 21gProtein 5g

When to Serve Honey Spiced Nuts

  • movie night
  • chopped over & scattered these almond flour banana pancakes
  • Christmas
  • New Year celebrations
  • Special occasion gatherings
  • July 4th
  • holiday events
  • celebratory events

How to Store Honey Spiced Nuts

Store in a dry airtight container. Can also be stored in a freezer safe back for up to 3 months.

What drink goes well with honey spiced nuts?

These easy honey spiced nuts go well with my Caribbean ginger beer. It’s a really delicious pairing especially if you’re be entertaining. Give it a try and see what you think!

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Original 01/29/23

Updated: 12/17/23

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