Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts

Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts
Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts

These Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts have become a Christmas tradition at the Loon/Longwell house.   We love them…start off sweet and inviting, and then finish off with a bit of a naughty sting.  So really, really good.  Perfect for serving at a holiday party or for the big feast.   Yum!

Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts
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These Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts are simply amazing. Sweet at first, followed by a little naughty sting. So good!! You'll love 'em. And so easy to make!
Recipe type: Kris Longwell
Cuisine: Appetizer
Serves: 8
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • 4 cups of mixed salted roasted nuts (about 1½ lbs)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  1. Pre-heat oven to 250 F
  2. Whisk together the egg whites and water in a large bowl until frothy.
  3. Stir in the nuts.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
  5. Add the sugar mixture to the nuts and mix, coating well.
  6. Spread nuts in a lightly buttered (Pam works well) large baking pan.
  7. Bake in the middle of the oven until dry, about 1 hour. Stir about half way through.
  8. Cool and break into bite-sized chunks.
  9. NOTE: These can be made up to 5 days before serving.

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