Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts

Lots of family coming into town this week? Need a quick and easy snack recipe? Look no further – I’ve got one for ya!

Sweet Spicy Nuts

Sweet and spicy nuts. It’s where it’s at. Simple. Spicy. Sweet. And 100% addictive. These are way easy to make. I’m making another batch in bulk today so I can just throw them out on the counter all week when we have people over for cocktails or whatever. You know what I mean? Having something fun for people to munch on is always a good idea!!

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts



  • 1 cup raw whole cashews
  • 1 cup raw whole walnuts
  • 1 cup raw whole almonds
  • 1 cup raw pepitas
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Combine the cashews, walnuts, almonds and pepitas in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  • Whisk together the egg white, water, sugar, salt, cayenne pepper and cinnamon.
  • Drizzle the wet mixture over the nuts and toss to combine, making sure evenly is evenly coated.
  • Transfer the nuts to the baking sheet and spread everything out in an even layer.
  • Transfer the baking sheet into the oven and roast for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the nuts from the oven and separate the nuts as they cool. Once they are completely cooled, transfer the nuts to an airtight container and serve as needed.

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  4. Yorlene

    The Spice Islands link for the recipe is not working.

    Would love to make these!