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Sweet and spicy candied cashews and pecans in Sweet Spiced Nuts, in galvanized cans on a dark wood antique bread board BoulderLocavore.com

Sweet Spiced Nuts

Easy spiced nuts are sweet, crunchy with some warming spices. Great as a snack, on salads and for gifts.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword candied nut recipe, nuts for a party appetizer, sweet spiced nuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 1/4 cup
Calories 216kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 cup Pecan Halves raw and unsalted
  • 1 cup Cashews unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cholula Mexican Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. Spray lightly with non-stick spray.
  • Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring to fully combine ingredients, coat the nuts and allow the sugar to dissolve. Spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes stirring one to two times during baking to coat the nuts. Allow to cool fully on pan. NOTE: nuts will be soft when taken out of the oven but will become crisp when cooled.  Break nuts apart and store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to two weeks.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.4mg