Sweet and Spiced Glazed Nuts

Glazed and spiced mixed nuts

Deliciously glazed and spiced nuts are a tasty finger food at special occasion, or as an everyday snack. Use any combination of your favorite nuts — peanuts, almond, pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, etc.

Makes: 2 cups

  • 1/3 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or more, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, or more, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups mixed nuts of your choice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins, optional

Preheat the oven to 250º F.

Combine the agave or syrup in a medium mixing bowl with the cinnamon, ginger, chili powder, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk together. Add the nuts and stir to coat.

Spread the nuts in a foil-lined 9- by 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until nicely glazed and toasted. Let the nuts cool, then break them apart.

Stir in the optional cranberries or raisins and toss together. and transfer to a serving or storage container.

Glazed and spiced mixed nuts recipe

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4 comments on “Sweet and Spiced Glazed Nuts

  1. Liz

    Hi Nava,
    I followed the directions but the “glaze” never formed; it stayed liquidy, even after an additional 10 minutes in the oven. Does it need to cool first before the glaze forms? Do you have any idea why this happened?? Thanks so much!! I am a big fan of your web site and your cookbook “Vegetarian Celebrations.”

  2. Nava

    Hi Liz,

    So sorry this didn’t work out for you! I’m not sure why that would have happened. I haven’t made this for a while, so maybe I’ll retest so I can wrap my head around what might have gone wrong. I will be back to you shortly! And thanks for your kind thoughts.

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