Spicy Roasted Nuts Recipe

Dionne Baldwin | Try Anything Once

Spicy Roasted Nuts are an easy, savory delight everyone will love. The perfect snack!

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Spicy roasted nuts build in heat after you’ve had a few, and they sure are a savory delight! You can serve them as a snack, an appetizer or make them for a hostess gift the next time you go to a friend’s house for dinner.

It’s a simple recipe to make, easy to change and add your own favorite spices. A sweet version with cinnamon and warm spices would make an excellent alternative, still using the egg whites to coat the nuts!

My family used to be big on tradition, particularly traditional Christmas gifts. Two things we got my dad each and every year was soap on a rope (do they even make that anymore?) and his favorite jar of nuts. His favorites weren’t spicy, just salted. He loved them.

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Years later, my parents started to put out nuts for snacking before dinner when we would all get together. Sometimes there would be nuts with different flavors, not just the salted variety.

This recipe is actually inspired by a good friend who made a sweet and salty mixed nut recipe every year for the holiday season. I don’t have the exact recipe but I remembered egg whites were used to coat the nuts and make the seasonings stick, so when I started making this recipe, this is how we liked it.

You can have a few nuts and they don’t seem that spicy, but the heat builds and begins to warm up. You’ll notice it. :)

For a smaller batch, simply cut the recipe in half. The six-cup version is perfect for snacking and packing some for our guests to take home. Do you prefer sweet, salty or spicy mixed nuts? I’d like to hear about your favorites!

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Spicy Roasted Nuts Recipe

    48 Servings


  • 6 cups Mixed Nuts
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Whisk egg whites and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Add nuts.
  4. Sprinkle seasonings on top of the nuts and fold until evenly coated.
  5. Bake on parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.


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Author: Dionne Baldwin
Recipe Yields: 48 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 48

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 60
Calories 87

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 91mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Dionne Baldwin

About Dionne

Dionne Baldwin will Try Anything Once, and that's how she named her blog too. She loves snacks and appetizers, and we love her, so she's our newest Appetizer Fanatic!

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