Imagine this: 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 and we are making this spiced nuts recipe.
We are using pecans, almonds, and cashews for this spiced nuts recipe, but you can use any nut combination you fancy. It’s up to your personal preference and creativity! You can use fresh almonds, walnuts, nutmeg, 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 slow cooker 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
- 3 cups mixed raw nuts pecans, almonds, cashews, or any preferred nuts
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp ground cloves
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp ground cardamom
- Preheat crockpot on high for 15 minutes.
- In preheated crockpot, stir the nuts and butter until mixed well. Add the honey and spices and stir to coat evenly.
- Cover and slow-cook on high for 15 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low and slow cook, uncovered, and stir occasionally for about 3 hours until the nuts are coated with a crisp glaze.
- Transfer the nuts to a bowl. Let cool before serving.
Commonly Asked Questions
What else can I add to these spiced nuts?
If you want to have a more savory flavor, you can always add some kosher salt to the nuts. To balance out the sweetness of the honey, we recommend 1½ teaspoons of salt. And for some added spicy kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper and smoked paprika.
Can I make the spiced nuts ahead?
Yes, you definitely can. Place them in an airtight container, and place inside your pantry or inside the refrigerator. The good thing about this snack is that it can last for a couple of weeks.
Store these in an airtight container and get them out when you have guests over. These are great with cocktails or predinner drinks.