Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

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  • Published Jun 8th
  • Ready In27m
  • Servings16
  • Calories219
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.

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts for 16 servings:

  • 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

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook17m
  • Ready In27m

To cook Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts is about 17 minutes , and you can serve your Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts within 27 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  2. 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. 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. 4 Transfer nuts to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer.
  5. 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.


  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 219 calories; 18.1 grams of fat; 12.7 grams of carbohydrates; 4.8 grams of protein; 2 milligrams of cholesterol; 206 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 2nd 2015

    These were ok but could be alot better. I didn't read any of the reviews first so didn't see that you should NOT let the nuts cool in the pan. So I did let them cool in the pan and they turn ...

  2. Jan 22nd 2014

    Love, love love these. Very addictive. I did change the prep a little as I couldn't see how the spices would evenly distribute if applied directly to the nuts, so I stirred them into the b ...

  3. Jan 1st 2014

    Yummy! Made this twice over the holidays, and everyone loved them. First batch used almonds and walnuts (still 4 cups total) with smoked paprika instead of cayenne (only because I'd never ...

  4. Dec 30th 2013

    I made three batches, the first as the recipe states, the second I made Cajun spiced, the third I made Chipotle spiced and put some dashes of Worcestershire and Hot sauce in the sugar mixtur ...

  5. Dec 29th 2012

    These nuts are really good. Next time I will add a little more cayenne pepper as I like them with a little more kick. However if giving these as a gift or serving them for friends the spic ...

  6. Dec 23rd 2012

    DO NOT LET THESE COOL ON THE FOIL!! These nuts taste great, but the are really hard to get off if you let them cool on the foil, even if they are well separated. Parchment paper may also be ...

  7. Dec 14th 2012

    OMG, these are delicious and they're not even cold yet! I followed the recipe exactly, but have had to really watch them in my fan oven! I had to pull them out well before the first ten mi ...

  8. Dec 11th 2012

    We loved these nuts. If you had problems breaking them up, try separating them a little more before they go back in for the last six minutes. As Chef John stated in his video, you could us ...

  9. Dec 10th 2012

    These are delicious! I followed the recipe to the letter, except that I bought a big jug of deluxe mixed nuts that contained pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews and Brazil nuts and measured ...