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Friday, December 10, 2010

FFWD: Sweet & Spicy Cocktail Nuts

This is Sweet & Spicy Cocktail Nuts from Dorie Greenspan. It is so easy to make and so good. Dorie said that this is one of those recipes that you can tweak as  you wish - try different spices and flavor combo - so you can truly make it your own.

I decided that I will follow her spices combo as is to see what it taste like. I've never made spiced nuts before, anyway. For the nuts I used cashews, walnuts, and pecans. Coat the nuts with egg whites. Then combined the spices: sugar, salt, chili powder, ground cinnamon, and cayenne. Mix everything together, spread on a silpat and bake.

1/2 hour later and voila! Yummy nuts that are quite photogenic :).

Tasting impressions:
Very very good. Crunchy and slightly sweet. I was being sparing on the cayenne and am finding there's not enough kick here, so next time will up the cayenne - and try other spices.


  1. I made these too, and upped the cayenne. I think it still needs a little more. Your photo is gorgeous.

  2. I've made four batches already each with a different combo of ingredients and each one great. This is no fail and yours look wonderful.

  3. If you look at my blog, you will see the quantity of cayenne that I put into mine.

    I loved these nuts.

  4. I'm trying these out this weekend... for a party I been invited to.. so we will see how daring I will go with these. Picture looks good.

  5. Love the sweet and sav combi and these are way way good!

  6. I haven't tried Dorie's recipe but I have my own recipe for this. It is indeed very easy put together and yummy! You know me, I always UP the cayenne, whether the recipe says so or not :o)

  7. love that top photo--gorgeous! i am planning on making these this weekend and i'm looking forward to them.

  8. Those nuts look scrumptous!! I have a go to recipe for these too but I think I will try Dorie's when I get a chance.


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