Mr. Food: Sugar ‘n’ Spice Nuts


Our festive Sugar ‘n’ Spice Nuts are the perfect combo of salty and sweet for the holidays. Made with a variety of your favorite nuts, the sweetness of dried cranberries, and just enough cayenne to give it a good kick, this recipe is sure to disappear by the handful! And, not only is it a great snack when family visits during Christmas, but it’s also the perfect goodie to send in the mail, for those who can’t be with you this season.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 egg white, beaten slightly
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cashews, pecans, and peanuts. Add egg white and toss until evenly coated.
  3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper; mix well then add to nut mixture. Stir until nuts are well coated then spread on baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring halfway through cooking time. Let cool.
  5. Mix dried cranberries into nuts; serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.