Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts

Sweet and spicy roasted nuts. The same says it all. Mixed nuts are tossed with sugar, salt, cumin, red pepper flake and roasted to perfection. How do you say, “Happy holiday?”

Roasted mixed nuts coated with sugar and spices in green bowl

These sweet and spicy nuts are addictive little snacks, so spread them around with care. The sugar and red-pepper flakes hit just the right balance of sugar and heat, making them a great accompaniment to drinks, especially Champagne. Originally published August 14, 2009.David Leite

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts

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  • Makes 2 cups
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Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried red-pepper flakes
  • 2 cups mixed raw nuts of your choice

Directions

  • 1. Crank the oven to 300° (150°C). Line a lipped baking sheet with foil and coat the foil lightly with cooking spray.
  • 2. Whisk the egg white until very foamy. Add the sugar, salt, cumin, and red-pepper flakes and whisk well. Stir in the nuts and coat completely.
  • 3. Spread the nuts in single layer on the baking sheet. Bake until they’re a deep golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes, stirring often.
  • 4. Remove the sheet from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool. Break up any nutty clumps. The nuts be made a week in advance. (Ha! Like they’ll ever last that long.) Store in an airtight container.


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