Sweet Heat Candied Nuts

by | Updated: April 20th, 2020

A good party calls for a good snack, and you’d be nuts to pass up this one. Ready in just 20 minutes, a mix of cashews, almonds, walnuts and pecans are coated with a buttery sauce and baked to perfection. Since you can make them in advance and store them for days, they’re great for serving groups or grabbing as you run out the door. Whether you prefer to nibble or eat them by the handful, each bite is a little sweet, a little spicy, totally toasty and wildly addictive. Feel free to try this recipe with any variety of nuts!

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Sweet Heat Candied Nuts

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 88 kcal
Author Gustus Vitae



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking tray with foil; spray with cooking oil.
  2. In large bowl, combine nuts and salt.
  3. In medium saucepan over medium heat, warm water, butter and sugar until butter is completely melted. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat.
  4. Pour hot mixture over nuts, stirring vigorously. Using slotted spoon, ladle nuts onto prepared baking sheet in single layer.
  5. Bake 10 minutes. Shake pan to ensure nuts are evenly coated; continue baking 5 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool.

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Heat Candied Nuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Gustus Vitae

Gustus Vitae's mission is to share the magic of cooking. Since our start at the Venice Beach Farmer's Market, we've stayed true to our roots, crafting Non-GMO Project Verified artisan finishing sea salts and gourmet spice blends in small batches, using primarily locally sourced and always sustainable ingredients. We don't irradiate or use ETO gas, and our products are free of nuts, wheat, artificial colors & flavors, gluten, soy, MSG and fillers of any kind. After mixing, our blends are sealed for freshness and hand-packed in our unique magnetic tins, wrapped with recycled paper labels. We believe in Quality Above All.