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Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

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Sugar n Spice Nuts
MAKES
3 cups
COOK TIME
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.

Notes

  • If you absolutely love snack mix recipes, then you have to check out this collection of Super Snack Mix Recipes! There's something for everyone or just for every occasion! 
     
  • If you're looking for something that's more holiday snack specific, check out our Munch and Crunch or--and this is sure to be a hit--Snowman Poop!
     
  • What do you think of this recipe? Tell us in the comments below! 

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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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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