Spiced Nuts

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  • If you are looking for an easy party appetizer, look no further than these spiced nuts! Five minutes of preparation and then into the oven it goes.

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    When it’s finished, you will have a snack mix packed full of flavor made from shelled peanuts, cashews, pistachios, and almonds.

    The Spices

    These mixed nuts feature a unique blend of spices that hit nearly every taste bud note on your tongue… except sour of course. Roasting amplifies the flavors and the egg whites assist the mixture in clinging to the surface.

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    This spice mix is meant to be sweet and spicy, but the volumes and spices themselves are a guide, not set in stone.

    If heat doesn’t fit your audience at all, simply omit the chili powder and cayenne. I’d suggest keeping a smidge of the smoked paprika for a little variance. This is a great recipe for variation and personalization.

    Sugar will caramelize and form a shells around each one. If your nuts are already salted, omit salt in the recipe. Brown sugar is also acceptable.

    Angle view of mixed nuts in a small bowl

    The Nuts

    You can lose or add any type of nut you want to in this recipe. That said, keep the total amount of nuts roughly the same so the spice mixture can really do its thing.

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    Try your best to make sure they are roughly the same size so things roast evenly. You don’t want some really burnt nuts while others need some additional time in the oven.

    Nuts that work well:

    • peanuts
    • cashews
    • almonds
    • walnuts
    • pine nuts
    • pecans
    • pistachios

    When you are purchasing make sure they are raw, not roasted nuts. You will roast them yourself. Also, be sure they are not salted or seasoned. Again, you will do that with the spice mixture. If you do have salted ones, omit additional salt.

    angle view of sweet and spicy nut blend

    If you are buying from the bulk bins, be sure to pack any nuts you have not used in an airtight container. I prefer glass mason jars. Nuts are packed with oils which means they can go rancid. The smell of them will give it away.

    Spiced Nuts Recipe

    Here we go, how to make homemade spiced nuts.

    • Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat well with cooking spray or line with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
    • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. In another small bowl mix spices.
    • Fold nuts into egg whites. When sufficiently coated, fold in spice mixture.
    • Spread nuts in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, flipping once.
    • Remove from oven. Nuts can be served warm or room temperature.
    how to make homemade spiced mixed nuts

    Make Ahead, Storage & Freezing

    These are a dream for making ahead of time. Simply store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week. If you’d like to serve them warm, heat in the oven on 200°F for 10 minutes.

    If you know you might not be using some of the nuts for a while, go ahead and store them in those airtight containers or bags, and freeze them. In the freezer, they can last up to six months.

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    If you loved this party snack mix, be sure to check out some of these other easy snack recipes:

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    Spiced Nuts

    Spiced Nuts are an easy and flavorful blend of roasted nuts. Assorted with shelled peanuts, cashews, pistachios and almonds, they are the perfect munchie for any party!
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time45 mins
    Total Time50 mins
    Course: Appetizer, Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: homemade mixed nuts, spiced nuts
    Servings: 8 cups
    Calories: 483kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 300°F degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat well with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
    • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg white until foamy. In another small bowl combine the sugar, salt, chili powder, cinnamon, cayenne and paprika.
      bowl of nuts and egg whites
    • Fold nuts into egg whites. When sufficiently coated, fold in spice mixture.
      nuts folded with egg whites and spices
    • Spread the nuts in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, flipping once.
      spiced nuts on a baking sheet
    • Remove from oven. Nuts can be served warm or room temperature.
    • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 903mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2.9mg

    This recipe was adapted from one that graced the pages Food and Wine magazine from Chef Bronson van Wyck. Van Wyck believes that spicy flavors stimulate endorphins and make people happy.

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