Nuts and Seeds Appetizer Recipes

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Paleo Toasted Maple Pecans

Rating: 5 stars
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
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: 4.55 stars
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: 4.75 stars
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: 4.78 stars
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.

Rosemary and Garlic Infused Oven Roasted Almonds

Rating: 3.71 stars
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: 4.59 stars
These are great for snacking!

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Teriyaki Cajun Style

Rating: 4.75 stars
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 Pecans

Rating: 4.85 stars
You can't eat just one. Crunchy, sweet, salty, and AMAZING!

Candied Almonds

Rating: 4.55 stars
This is a favorite with my father. They taste so good warm! Substitute any type of nuts you prefer.

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

Rating: 4.78 stars
I find this technique much easier than the stovetop pan method. You'll get beautiful, perfectly frosted nuts that are roasted evenly, with no bitter burned spots.

Sugar Coated Pecans

Rating: 4.91 stars
These sweet pecans are wonderful snacks for any occasion.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sugar-Coated Pecans

"Amazingly simple but oh-so-delicious. I have made these numerous times for gatherings and have never had leftovers." – Wyomingcook

Chipotle Honey-Roasted Peanuts

"This is my go-to recipe for parties. Everyone loves them—they have just the right amount of sweetness and spice." – tracy

Air Fryer Roasted Almonds

Rating: 5 stars

Roasted and salted almonds in the air fryer. Store in an airtight container to preserve freshness.