Spiced Nuts Recipe
If you are looking for an easy party appetizer, look no further! Five minutes of preparation and then into the oven it goes. When it’s finished, you will have a snack mix packed full of flavor.
Spiced Nuts are an easy and flavorful blend perfect for snacking. Made with shelled peanuts, cashews, pistachios, and almonds, this recipe creates the perfect party munchie! You will have a crowd pleaser for your next event!
Spiced Nuts! 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.
I have to agree with him. Have you ever seen someone angry while eating something packed with heat? Nope, me neither!
These spiced nuts feature a unique blend of spices that hit nearly every taste bud note on your tongue… except sour of course. Roasting exaggerates the flavors of the spices and the egg whites assist the spice mixture in clinging to the surface of them.
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.
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 are peanuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, and pecans.
When you are purchasing you nuts, make sure they are raw, not roasted. 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 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.
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. If you leave them at room temp, that time is cut in half.
Mixed nuts or party nuts are always a great snack to have at a party. I love making this to bring to a get-together. I don’t think I’ve ever had someone tell me that they didn’t like this recipe, which is great for me since this recipe is so easy to throw together and toss in the oven.
You can increase or decrease the amount of sugar, chili powder or cayenne to change the entire flavorful profile depending on what you like. An easy way to make your spiced nuts a flavor all their own!
If you loved this party snack mix, be sure to check out some of these other easy snack recipes:
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- 4 cups assorted nuts raw and unsalted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons cayenne
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1 large egg white
- Cooking Spray
- Preheat oven to 300 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 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 They can be stored for up to 3 days at room temperature in an airtight container.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!