Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

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Chef John 21737

"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."

Ingredients

27 m servings 219 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 206 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  2. Combine walnut halves, pecan halves, almonds, and cashews in a large bowl. Add salt, black pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper; toss to coat.
  3. Heat sugar, water, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter is melted. Cook for 1 minute and remove from heat. Slowly pour butter mixture over the bowl of 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 until the warm syrup coats every nut. Spread into a single layer, return to the oven, and bake until nuts are sticky and roasted, about 6 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Footnotes

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  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.
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OMG, these are delicious and they're not even cold yet! I followed the recipe exactly, but have had to really watch them in my fan oven! I had to pull them out well before the first ten minute...

These are delicious! I followed the recipe to the letter, except that I bought a big jug of deluxe mixed nuts that contained pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews and Brazil nuts and measured out ...

These nuts are really good. Next time I will add a little more cayenne pepper as I like them with a little more kick. However if giving these as a gift or serving them for friends the spice is...

DO NOT LET THESE COOL ON THE FOIL!! These nuts taste great, but the are really hard to get off if you let them cool on the foil, even if they are well separated. Parchment paper may also be the ...

Love, love love these. Very addictive. I did change the prep a little as I couldn't see how the spices would evenly distribute if applied directly to the nuts, so I stirred them into the butte...

We loved these nuts. If you had problems breaking them up, try separating them a little more before they go back in for the last six minutes. As Chef John stated in his video, you could use an...

Excellent, easy & delicious treat! Making second batch for holidays (& may take some to the movies!) to share with friends. Recommend using Silpat type baking sheet liners- no problems with sti...

I made three batches, the first as the recipe states, the second I made Cajun spiced, the third I made Chipotle spiced and put some dashes of Worcestershire and Hot sauce in the sugar mixture......

These are very, very good and simple to put together. I get asked for the recipe every time I bring them to a gathering. Occasionally I use brown sugar instead of white sugar and sometimes add...