Sweet and Spicy Almonds


An addictive snack that's great for parties or just having around the house--you'll be amazed how quickly they disappear!

close up view of Sweet and Spicy Almonds on a metal surface
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
2 1/2 cups almonds


  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 ½ cups whole almonds

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread the almonds onto a baking sheet, and toast until the nuts start to turn golden brown and become fragrant, about 10 minutes. Watch the nuts carefully as they bake: they burn quickly.

  2. Stir together the sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper in a mixing bowl; set aside.

  3. Stir together the water, honey, and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the mixture begins to bubble, stir in the toasted almonds until evenly moistened. Pour the almonds into the sugar and spice mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Spread onto baking sheets in a single layer, and cool to room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
19g Fat
14g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 263mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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