Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts


This nut spice blend is made with a much easier technique than the stovetop pan method. You'll get beautiful, perfectly frosted nuts roasted evenly, with no bitter burned spots.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 cups


  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup untoasted walnut halves

  • 1 cup untoasted pecan halves

  • 1 cup unsalted, dry roasted almonds

  • 1 cup unsalted, dry roasted cashews

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.

  2. Combine walnuts, pecans, almonds, and cashews in a large bowl. Add salt, black pepper, cumin, and cayenne; toss to coat.

  3. Heat sugar, water, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Slowly pour butter mixture over nuts and stir to coat.

  4. Transfer nuts to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer.

  5. Bake nuts in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Stir nuts to coat with warm syrup; spread out in a single layer. Return to the oven and bake until nuts are sticky and roasted, about 6 more minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
18g Fat
13g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* 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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