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Sweet Salty Spicy Nuts Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 16 people


  • 3 Cups Cashews
  • 3 Cups Almonds
  • 2 Cups Walnuts
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Pink Himalayan Salt or good quality salt
  • 1 Teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper


  • Preheat the over to 350 F (175 C).
  • Then line two baking sheets with baking paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the nuts and add the pink Himalayan Salt, white pepper and cayenne pepper.
    Combining the Nuts - Sweet Salty Spicy Nuts Recipe
  • In a saucepan on medium heat, combine the sugar, water and butter. Heat through and cook for around 1 minute without boiling.
    Combining Sugar Butter and Water - Sweet Spicy Nuts Recipe
  • Pour the heated sugar mixture into the bowl of nuts and stir gently to coat the nuts and mix through the salt and peppers.
  • Next, transfer the nut mixture to the prepared baking sheets. Aim to spread the nuts out into a single layer.
    Homemade Spicy Nuts Recipe
  • In the preheated oven, bake the nuts for 8 minutes before removing them to give them a stir. Ensure the nuts are well coated with the sweet and spicy syrup. Then transfer the baking sheets back into the oven for a further 8 minutes, or until the nuts are sticky and well roasted.
    Sweet and Spicy Nuts Recipe
  • Once the nuts have cooled, seperate the nuts with a spoon or clean hands. The spicy sugar coating will harden once completly cooled.