There’s nothing better when you find the perfect snack to accompany cocktail hour. I can munch on this Sweet & Spiced Mixed Nuts recipe all afternoon. It’s the perfect blend of cashews, pecans, roasted peanuts and dried cranberries that are baked to perfection with a blend of sweet and spicy notes.
Instead of standing by the oven and making sure you’re not burning cookies, give these Spiced Mixed Nuts as a homemade holiday gift. They’re so great during the holiday season when people are naturally entertaining more too. They’ll also last three months in your pantry, so you can pull them out whenever company comes over. Just crack a beer or pop the wine and you’re all set.
The BEST Recipe for Sweet and Spiced Mixed Nuts
When it comes to deciding what to make during the holiday season, your time is limited. You want something that’t easy and tastes great, without much effort. That’s always my goal! Anyone can make these spiced nuts. They’re always a delicious treat. Sure – nuts can be expensive, but you’re paying to save yourself TIME. Skip the cookies, bars and layered cakes. Make these nuts instead.
What To Serve With Your Sweet & Spiced Mixed Nuts
These nuts are best served at parties or for cocktail hour. I like to enjoy them with a dry white wine or serve the nuts with cold beer selections. You can pour them into bowls at a holiday party and not worry about them going bad either. Guests can munch on them all night long.
How Long Do Spiced Mixed Nuts Last Before Going Bad?
Store the nuts in an air-tight container after they’ve cooled completely. I keep them in my pantry for up to three months. This recipe doesn’t make a huge batch, but you can easily double it if you’d like.
Gifting Them As A Homemade Holiday Gift
You can easily give these out during the holiday season. I purchase some Christmas tins and give the nuts out to my neighbors as a great and easy gift idea. Just top with a bow! If you want to share even more of the love, I handwrite the recipe on recipe cards along with the gift. It’s a great way to let everyone know what’s in the recipe too.
What You’ll Need From The Grocery Store:
- Salted Cashews
- Roasted Salted Peanuts
- Pecan Halves
- Dried Cranberries
- Brown Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
- Cayenne Pepper
How To Make This Sweet & Spiced Mixed Nuts Recipe
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, sinnamon and cayenne; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the egg white, then add nuts and cranberries.
Sprinkle with sugar mixture and toass to coat. Spread in a single layer on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 300º for 18-20 minutes or until golden borwn, stirring once. Cool. Store in an airtight container.
- 1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Egg White
- 1 Cup Salted Cashews
- 1 Cup Pecan Halves
- 1 Cup Dry Roasted Peanuts
- 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
- In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, sinnamon and cayenne; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the egg white, then add nuts and cranberries. Sprinkle with sugar mixture and toass to coat. Spread in a single layer on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake at 300º for 18-20 minutes or until golden borwn, stirring once. Cool. Store in an airtight container.
- Serve these an easy homemade holiday gift idea
- Store leftovers in an air-tight container
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 7g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.