Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes

The ultimate party appetizer recipe or edible gift, these sweet and savory mixed nuts are always a crowd pleaser! 

Sweet and Spicy Nuts in a mason jar

With the holiday entertaining season in full force, I’m always in need of easy hostess gifts, appetizers and goodies to pass out to friends and family.

The nuts are roasted in a little butter then tossed with brown sugar, rosemary, and other spices.

Liz Pouring Butter Mixed Nuts

They take just minutes to prepare these sweet and savory mixed nuts the ultimate last-minute party dish or make-ahead hostess gift to have on hand all season long.

Easy Sweet and Savory Mixed Nuts Recipe

Don’t have these particular nuts? No problem! Any type will work including pecans, hazelnuts, and more.

Sweet and Salty Mixed Nuts Recipe

Just do yourself a favor and make an extra batch to keep for yourself. You’ll be so glad you did.

No forks required.

Sweet and Spicy Nuts in a mason jar

Sweet and Savory Mixed Nuts

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The ultimate party appetizer or edible gift, these sweet and savory mixed nuts are always a crowd pleaser! 
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 25 minutes
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Servings24

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces walnuts ( halved)
  • 8 ounces almonds ( whole)
  • 8 ounces cashews
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh rosemary (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Mix nuts with melted butter in a large bowl then spread in an even layer on baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes or until nuts are lightly toasted and brown. 
  • Return nuts to the same bowl and toss with remaining spices (brown sugar though cayenne) then serve warm or store in air-tight container for up to 10 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 292mgPotassium: 174mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1.3mg

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10 responses to “Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts”

  1. Gina/Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina/Running to the Kitchen

    Love the sweet and spicy combo!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So good!!

  2. Brandy O'Neill Avatar
    Brandy O’Neill

    This is great for an edible gift!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Big time!

  3. Liren | Kitchen Confidante Avatar
    Liren | Kitchen Confidante

    I’m hosting a holiday brunch this weekend — I need to make a batch of this!

  4. Brenda Avatar
    Brenda

    I eat nuts every single day. This recipe is such a fun way to enjoy them!

  5. Julia Avatar
    Julia

    The perfect party food! I love the sound of these.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So good!

  6. Lindsay Cotter Avatar
    Lindsay Cotter

    These sweet and spicy mixed nuts look so delicious and addicting! I could snack on these all day long!

  7. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness Avatar
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I am a SUCKER for anything sweet and salty! I could snack on these all day!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.