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Cayenne Sugar Nuts


"Sugar and spice and everything nice. These are a holiday tradition with a wonderful kick."
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45 m servings 495 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 pound nuts)

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Beat egg white and water together in a separate large bowl until frothy but not yet stiff; add pecans and stir to coat. Season nuts with the sugar mixture and spread onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Roast in oven, turning occasionally, until the nuts are browned and no longer moist, about 30 minutes.
  5. Set baking sheet on a wire rack to cool nuts, breaking apart any nuts stuck together.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use pecan halves, if you prefer.
  • These nuts can be stored in a plastic bag in your freezer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 495 calories; 40.9 g fat; 33.8 g carbohydrates; 5.7 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 591 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made half a recipe and used pecan halves. I kept looking at them to see if they were done, using the direction of the submitter about baking them until they are not moist. It was hard to tel...

There is a local merchant that sells cayenne pepper almonds, it is similar to this. Thanks, ive been looking everywhere. Will update soon with how it turned out!