Sweet and Spicy Nuts II

27 Feb

Dinner’s not ready and I’m snacking on these…not good!

Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts

1 pound mixed raw unsalted nuts
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
A pinch of cayenne

Whisk the egg white, water and salt in a bowl. Put the nuts in and toss to coat. Dump nuts into a sieve, place the sieve over the bowl and let it drain for a couple of minutes.

Meanwhile, combine sugar and spices together. Lift up sieve, pour liquid out of the bowl and dump the nuts back in. Pour sugar mixture in and mix to coat nuts.

Pour nuts on to a parchment-lined tray and bake for 30-35 minutes in a 300 degrees F oven till brown. Remove from oven, let nuts cool slightly before breaking them up. Store in an airtight container when cooled.

(Posting from my phone while standing over the stove. The photo’s rotated but I can’t fix it from here, sorry!)


Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Baking


9 responses to “Sweet and Spicy Nuts II

  1. Three-Cookies

    February 27, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    This sounds excellent. I love spicy chili peanuts and the store bought one is about 50% peanut, 50% other ingredients and that includes many things. I should try making this.
    BTW been a while – long blogging break?

    • Life is Full

      February 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      There are good but on the sweet side which is what I like. 🙂 Increase the chili powder by 1/2 tsp for more heat.
      Yes, a loooong break. 🙂

    • Life is Full

      February 28, 2012 at 11:18 am

      By the way, I couldn’t post comments on your blog, keep hitting publish but it stays in edit mode after refreshing.

  2. Anne-Marie

    February 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I love these nuts! They’re hard to stop eating once you start.

  3. yummychunklet

    February 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I like your inclusion of the cayenne!

  4. Norma Chang

    February 28, 2012 at 11:24 am

    So easy and good for you too (if one does not over indulge, kinda hard).

    • Life is Full

      February 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Tell me about it, it’s already half-gone! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. 🙂

  5. kitchen flavours

    March 1, 2012 at 8:03 am

    These looks addictive! I like that this is spicy! Glad to see you back in blogging!

  6. Liz

    March 3, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Oh, yeah…these would be addicting!!! So yummy!


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