It’s a slow afternoon and you’re craving for something to munch on. You don’t really want something heavy, you just want something for a snack. Don’t worry. We got you covered. Even though you just want to mindlessly chew on something, it doesn’t mean that it has to be bland. So, gear up – we are making this spiced nuts recipe.
For this spiced nuts recipe, you can use any nut combination you fancy. It’s up to your personal preference and creativity! You can use fresh almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, peanuts, or simply have a mix of all the nuts. And you can also switch up the spices by using your favorite spice mix. Rosemary and thyme will add a wonderful earthy fragrance to the nuts. This snack is going to be absolutely delicious and addictive. Big plus: you can make it easily in a crockpot without risking the nuts getting burned unlike if you use an oven!
Of course, if you want a bit more of a kick to the spiced nuts recipe, you can consider adding a pinch of chili powder or cayenne pepper. If you’re interested in making more snacks, we recommend making some apple doughnuts. It’s flavorful and filling!
How To Make Spiced Nuts
The perfect holiday snack. Make a big batch of these mixed spiced nuts in the crockpot and serve when you've got guests over.
Preheat crockpot on High for 15 minutes.
Melt the butter and add the nuts.
Add powdered sugar and coat the nuts evenly.
Slow cook the nuts on high for 15 minutes.
In a bowl, mix together cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves to make the spice blend.
Sprinkle spice blend onto nuts. Mix to coat everything evenly and continue to slow-cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Let cool before serving.
- Sugar: 6g
- Calcium: 39mg
- Calories: 376kcal
- Carbohydrates: 18g
- Fat: 33g
- Fiber: 4g
- Iron: 2mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 19g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
- Potassium: 279mg
- Protein: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Sodium: 113mg
- Vitamin A: 414IU
- Vitamin C: 1mg
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you get seasoning to stick to nuts?
There are several ways you can do it, from using egg wash to blanching the nuts first in hot water. In this recipe, we chose to use butter instead. Using butter like how we did not only allow the spices to adhere to the nuts easily but also add a fragrant buttery taste to the nuts.
What else can I use as a spice for the nuts?
If you are leaning towards a spicy flavor, you can use chili or curry powder. Feel free to gauge the spiciness according to your tastes. Adding a bit of garlic powder can give your nuts a warm earthy flavor.
ConclusionStore these spiced nuts in an airtight container and take them out when you have guests over. These are great with cocktails or predinner drinks.
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