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Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts on a wood cutting board next to a tin with nuts

Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts

Course: Kris Longwell
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keyword: Holiday snacks recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 286kcal
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!
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  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp water
  • 4 cups nuts salted and roasted, a mix, about 1½ lbs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice


  • Pre-heat oven to 250°F.
  • Whisk together the egg whites and water in a large bowl until frothy.
  • Stir in the nuts.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Add the sugar mixture to the nuts and mix, coating well.
  • Spread nuts in a lightly buttered (Pam works well) large baking pan.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven until dry, about 1 hour. Stir about halfway through.
  • Cool and break into bite-sized chunks.
  • NOTE: These can be made up to 5 days before serving.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg