Sweet Heat Mixed Nuts

These recipes can be done with any combination of nuts and can be increased in spiciness by adding more cayenne. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10


  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Generous pinch of cayenne pepper (I used 1/8 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1 pc. egg white, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix using a fork sugars, salt, cayenne, and cinnamon, making sure there are no lumps; set aside. Beat egg white and water until frothy but not stiff.
  • Add walnuts, and stir to coat evenly. Sprinkle nuts with sugar mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Spread sugared nuts in a single layer on a cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven, and separate nuts as they cool.
  • When completely cool, pour the nuts into a bowl, breaking up any that stick together.
Keyword Sweet Heat Mixed Nuts