Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

These Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts make a great snack to bring to work or for those long road trips. Quick & Easy to make as well.

sweet and spicy mixed nuts

I love to make a batch of these Sweet & Spicy Mixed Nuts for those long road trips. In my case, when we go camping. It’s not unheard of that I will drive 4-5 hours in one day to get to our destination. So these Mixed Nuts come in really handy!

I recommend you use unsalted mixed nuts for this recipe as you will be adding several seasonings and if you use mixed nuts that are pre-salted, it might be a little too much salt when all is said and done.

You can also leave out the kosher salt listed in this recipe if you use salted mixed nuts.

bowl of mixed nuts

If you really want to crank up the heat, I would suggest adding a little more cayenne pepper than listed in the recipe. But be careful when using cayenne, a little goes a long way! You have been warned!

bunch of mixed nuts in a bowl

The kind of mixed nuts you pick for this recipe is totally up to you as well. I have had good luck finding a 2-pound container of unsalted mixed nuts at a reasonably priced at Costco and Sam’s Club.

sweet and spicy mixed nuts
Sweet & Spicy Mixed Nuts make an excellent Xmas Gift!
peanut icon

Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

For another great snack, you need to make my Spicy Chili Lime Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Great for road trips.

mixed nuts

You will need the following ingredients to make this Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Mixed Nuts, Light Brown Sugar, White Sugar, Paprika, Ground Cinnamon, Cayenne Pepper, Kosher Salt and Egg.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the mixed nuts on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Reduce temperature to 325°F.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine both sugars, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the egg white and 1 tablespoon of water until frothy. Add the mixed nuts to the egg white mixture and toss to coat. Then toss the nut mixture with the sugar and spice mixture.
  5. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the nuts in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until the coating is set, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Let the nuts cool on the baking sheet. Separate them with a fork as they cool.

Printable Recipe Card

Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

These Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts make a great snack to bring to work or for those long road trips. Quick & Easy to make as well.
4.54 from 13 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Cool Time 15 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 34
Calories 110 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Cups Mixed Nuts, unsalted
  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp White Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Egg White

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Spread the mixed nuts on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Reduce temperature to 325°F.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine both sugars, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg white and 1 tablespoon of water until frothy. Add the mixed nuts to the egg white mixture and toss to coat. Then toss the nut mixture with the sugar and spice mixture.
  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the nuts in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until the coating is set, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Let the nuts cool on the baking sheet. Separate them with a fork as they cool.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ozCalories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 38mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

Tried this Recipe?Leave a Comment below and share a picture on Instagram and tag @hot_rods_recipes and hashtag #hotrodsrecipes!

Similar Recipes

4.54 from 13 votes (9 ratings without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating:




Before a comment appears it needs to be approved by the site owner. Read our Comment Policy to see how your comment data is processed. Your email address will NOT be published.

5 Comments

  1. Claudia Wood says:

    He to toss in an extra tsp or more of cayenne. First go round wasn’t at all spicy!

  2. Donald stuckey says:

    Made this and can only say it’s no (BS) it will turn out every time!! And the are delicious and addictive. Easy to follow and you won’t regret!! Come on superbowl 2023

    1. Yes they are very addictive!

  3. Don stuckey says:

    Made this and can only say it’s no (BS) it will turn out every time!! And the are delicious and addictive. Easy to follow and you won’t regret!! Come on superbowl 2023

  4. G-Ma says:

    I love nuts, any kind of nuts. So I decided to try this recipe. There is nothing negative I can say about this recipe. The egg white makes these nuts shiny and the spices make them very tasty. A great idea to put them in a jar for gifts for hostess gifts. They are beyond delicious. They have a crunchy taste. Will make these time and time again.