Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts


Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

Sugar n Spice Nuts
3 cups
18 Min

Our festive Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts are the perfect combo of salty and sweet for the holidays. Made with a variety of your favorite nuts, the sweetness of dried cranberries, and just enough cayenne to give it a good kick, this recipe is sure to disappear by the handful! And, not only is it a great snack when family visits during Christmas, but it's also the perfect goodie to send in the mail, for those who can't be with you this season. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 egg white, beaten slightly
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cashews, pecans, and peanuts. Add egg white and toss until evenly coated.
  3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper; mix well then add to nut mixture. Stir until nuts are well coated then spread on baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring halfway through cooking time. Let cool.
  5. Mix dried cranberries into nuts; serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.


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  • What do you think of this recipe? Tell us in the comments below! 
  • Check out our recipe for Red Cinnamon Popcorn

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 3

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 904
  • Calories from Fat 614
  • Total Fat 68g 105 %
  • Saturated Fat 9.0g 45 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 24g 48 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 0.0mg 0 %
  • Sodium 32mg 1 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 64g 21 %
  • Dietary Fiber 10.0g 40 %
  • Sugars 37g 0 %

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Can any nuts be used? What spray is used to the pan and will it affect in any way the taste of the nuts?

In the video, he mentions Red Cinnamon Popcorn and says the recipe is on the website, but I can't find it. Where is it?

Hi there! The recipe is called out in the notes section above. :)

I make this every year and it is a big hit! I use walnuts and almonds instead of peanuts and cashews and it's great with them as well. I also add MMs (same proportion as cranberries) to the mix.

I am a fan of nuts. I have been know to pay a premium for the specialty nuts during the holiday and where ever they are sold. Making my own will probably be a lot easier on my pocket book and I can control the contents.

Who need that you could make such a tasty nut mix. This sugar n spice recipe sounds just delightful. I am really interested in knowing just how it will taste because the inclusion of red pepper is not the usual addition. I guess that is where the spice comes in. Taste test scheduled for the week end.

This recipie is AWESOME!!!!!! I made some for Christmas gifts and they were a huge hit. In fact I have been asked to make some more.... Thank you for making me look so good Mr. Food!!!!


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