Perfect for any party; these nuts are addictive. Southerners always have nuts around for the holidays and some of them aren’t family… I always make a big batch and break them out for get-togethers or package them in pretty containers to give as gifts.

Sweet and Spicy Nuts recipe Martie Duncan


Skill Level: Easy

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 cups


4 cups mixed nuts; I like pecans halves, walnut halves and whole almonds but use any

2 teaspoons melted butter      

2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon dark brown sugar

1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

Pinch black pepper

¼ t cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to 400 F.

Spread the nuts out in one even layer on a sheet pan. Put them in the preheated oven for 3 minutes or until lightly toasted. Watch carefully because they burn easily. Put the butter and maple syrup in a large saucepan over low heat to melt the butter. Whisk in the remaining ingredients and add the toasted nuts. Toss to coat. Line the sheet pan with parchment paper. Turn the nuts out on the prepared pan and bake for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the oven. Toss the nuts around a bit with a spatula and allow to cool. They will keep for a few weeks in an airtight container.

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