Christmas Nut Appetizer Recipes

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Roasted Chestnuts

Rating: 3.89 stars
These can be served as a dessert with eggnog or vanilla ice cream or just served salted as a snack.

Sugar Coated Pecans

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

Swedish Nuts I

Rating: 4.5 stars
These are delicious. My friends all now eagerly expect them for Christmas. They are perfect for holiday gifts!

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.

Dawn's Candied Walnuts

Rating: 4.79 stars
These walnuts are a special treat for Christmas, and are well worth the time it takes to make them.

Peppered Pecans

Rating: 4 stars
I like this roasted nut recipe because it doesn't use any added oil or butter - my husband likes this because it's nice and spicy! These have become a Thanksgiving tradition at our house, and make a tasty (albeit unusual) addition to salads, especially with the Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette from this site.

Microwave Spiced Nuts

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is a great candied nut recipe I stole from my mom. She likes walnuts, I like pecans. It's dead easy and my wife says she needs to leave the house when I make them, so she won't eat them all! Try experimenting with the spices, maybe clove or allspice!

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.

Sherried Orange Walnuts

Rating: 4 stars
A scrumptious concoction of candied walnuts, incorporating cream sherry, orange zest and brown sugar. These freeze well.

Candied Pecans

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

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.

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

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

"This is the recipe I've been looking for! The glaze is perfect." – Bohlenn

Frosted Pecan Bites

Rating: 4.68 stars

These frosted pecans are a festive snack for any holiday occasion. This recipe was originally submitted to