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These salty, spicy, and sweet mixed nuts are incredibly easy to prepare. These spiced nuts are lightly seasoned with the perfect combination of cayenne pepper and ceylon cinnamon. This is the perfect party favor for grazing and gifting – a year round favorite!
These spiced mixed nuts are completely irresistible. They’re spicy, salty and sweet with the perfect roasted texture. They make for the tastiest holiday favor, hostess gift, or snack to enjoy between meals.
mixed nut variations – be sure to purchase raw and unsalted mixed nuts
pumpkin seeds – raw and unshelled works best within this recipe
sea salt – enhances the flavor of the other ingredients used!
cayenne pepper – adds some subtle spiciness to balance out the sweetness of the sugar and cinnamon
ceylon cinnamon – adds a sweet and woody flavor
unsalted butter – adds a rich flavor to the mix
coconut sugar – adds a strong caramel flavor and a touch of sweetness
Looking for other spiced nut variations? One of my favorite holiday spiced mixed nuts are my candied pecans. With only seven ingredients needed to prepare this recipe, it is one of my favorite, easiest recipes to make during the holiday season.
Other fun flavor variations you can add into the mix include maple syrup, vanilla extract, rosemary, thyme, cumin, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, pumpkin spice, ginger, or even bourbon for some bourbon-spiked mixed nuts. Feel free to also play around with the amount you add of each seasoning, adding more or less depending on the spiciness or sweetness you are aiming for.
Did you try out this recipe? Comment below if you used other spices and how it turned out – I would love to know!