Nuts and Seeds Appetizer Recipes

Find top-rated appetizer recipes for candied nuts, spicy or sweet roasted nuts, mixed nuts, and toasted seeds.

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Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

Rating: 5 stars 412
Mixed nuts coated in a spicy sugar syrup, then oven-roasted until crunchy.

Paleo Toasted Maple Pecans

Rating: 5 stars 10
These pecans are a delicious healthy treat that is quick and easy to make. It can be served with lamb, over a spinach salad, on tasty muffins or as a snack while reading or watching a show. Kids love these as a snack!

Candied Nuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This is one of my favorites not only to have on hand at home, but to pull together for a last minute hostess gift.

Cinnamon Toast Pumpkin Seeds

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
Excellent Halloween treat. All ingredients are approximate and may be adjusted to individual taste. Serve immediately while warm or later after cooling.

Orange Creamsicle Candied Pecans

Rating: 5 stars 4
These are a year-round favorite in our house. We've made several variations and still come back to this one as our all-time favorite. Hand-shelled pecans from Grandma's tree, with a vanilla-orange sugar coating that gets its depth from cinnamon, pepper, rosemary, and a bit of Kahlua® and Grand Marnier®.

Festive Nut Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 9
Festive Nut Bowl is so easy to make. Dried cranberries add color and a burst of tartness to the mixed nuts. It's always a big hit during cocktail hour.
By Diane K

Rosemary and Garlic Infused Oven Roasted Almonds

Rating: 3.5 stars 7
I get so many compliments on these almonds, and they're fun and simple to make. I leave most of the garlic and rosemary leaves in with the almonds. They add color and taste delicious, too. Salt the almonds to taste. Store in a resealable bag or airtight container. Delicious paired with cheeses or all on their own. I always leave a small dish of them out for snacking and find myself having to refill it often.

Honey Roasted Almonds

Rating: 4.5 stars 62
These are great for snacking!

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Teriyaki Cajun Style

Rating: 5 stars 4
My family and I have always loved these during the pumpkin season. Over the years I've come to tweak it to our tastes. More flavor and a little more spice, but NOT overdoing it. I hope you love this as much as we do. Trust me on the seasonings. Seems to be a lot, but SO very worth it. I usually get quite a bit out of these with everyone just passing them around. You can make a bigger batch of these (which I have done many times). Just adjust the ingredients to the amount of pumpkin seeds you have. This a great snack for parties or family night.

Candied Almonds

Rating: 4.5 stars 438
Cook almonds with sugar, cinnamon, and water for a sweet, candied coating.

Sugar Coated Pecans

Rating: 5 stars 2287
Slow-roasted candied pecans spiced with cinnamon for a sweet, crisp snack.
By Allrecipes Member

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Rating: 4.5 stars 844
Try this easy recipe for perfectly roasted pumpkin seeds with only 3 ingredients.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Deep-Fried Peanuts
Rating: 5 stars 3

A true Southern delicacy. This recipe comes from the peanut capital of the world: Sylvester, Georgia. Passed down through generations, this is sure crowd pleaser. Straight from momma's kitchen.