Sweet & Spicy Mixed Nuts

Lightly sweetened, with just the right amount of spice, these Sweet & Spicy Mixed Nuts make a great party appetizer or holiday gift!

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A lightened-up, healthier version of your favorite candied nuts- with a kick!


  • 4 cups raw nuts (I usually use almonds, walnuts & pecans or do all pecans)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2  tsp cayenne pepper (more if you want- I use 2.53 tsp!)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Place the nuts in a large bowl.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the egg white and water together until foamy.
  3. Pour over nuts and stir to coat.
  4. Add sugar and spices and stir to coat.
  5. Pour nuts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes. Stir and bake 15 minutes more.
  7. Remove from oven, let cool and break apart large clusters.


I’ve updated this recipe to improve it but here’s the original recipe – 3 cups raw nuts (I used almonds, walnuts & pecans, 1 egg white + 1 Tablespoon water + 1/4 cup sugar + 1.5 tsp cayenne pepper