Spicy nuts in glass jars with bows on top
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Spicy Nuts - Great for snacking or giving as gifts

Spicy nuts can be made in less than 15 minutes! They are great gifts for all of the spice lovers on your list!
Course Gift, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Drying time 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 83kcal
Author Beth Neels
Cost $10




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.  Place nuts in a single layer on cookie sheet, Toast for approximately 10 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Watch carefully so that they don't burn. Check often.
  • While nuts toast, mix sugar, salt and cayenne in medium bowl.
  • In a large skillet, heat water, oil and honey over low heat. Combine. When mixture begins to bubble, add nuts and stir, coating all nuts in the liquid, until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Turn nuts into sugar and spice mixture and coat all sides.
  • Lay on cookie sheet, in a single layer and allow to air dry until they are not too sticky. Store in air tight jars. Freeze, if storing for more than a week.



Be careful, not to burn the nuts. Watch them very closely.
Place warm nuts with topping in large, covered bowl. Shake to thoroughly coat.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg