Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 241.6
  • Total Fat: 18.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 96.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Sweet and Spicy Nuts calories by ingredient


Introduction

These are addictive. They're sweet, salty, spicy, and crunchy. Cut back on the sriracha/chili flakes to tame these fiery nuts. Use smoked (not hot or sweet) paprika. These are addictive. They're sweet, salty, spicy, and crunchy. Cut back on the sriracha/chili flakes to tame these fiery nuts. Use smoked (not hot or sweet) paprika.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/4 c maple syrup
    1 T sriracha (or 1 t red chili flakes)
    1 t smoked paprika
    2 c raw almonds or your choice of nuts
    1 T sugar in the raw
    black pepper and salt to taste

Tips

I prefer to use almonds in this recipe, but use any combo of nuts you like!


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper.
In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, sriracha, and smoke paprika. Stir to combine, then add the nuts, stirring well to coat.
(At this point, you can store the nuts in the fridge overnight or for a few hours to let the flavors soak in.)
Spread the nuts in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. (Nuts will still be sticky.) Sprinkle on the sugar, salt and pepper. Remove the parchment or liner from the baking sheet, and allow the nuts to cool on the sheet/paper. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Serving Size: Makes eight 1/4-cup servings

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    14 of 34 people found this review helpful
    Wow...those almonds sure look like cashews! - 7/3/12


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    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    this works well with chickpeas too! - 3/22/12


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    Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Great for snaking, can even use molasses rather than maple syrup for extra iron and a different spin. Yum! - 12/16/11


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    Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used 1 T of agave nectar in place of the sugar; stirred it in with syrup, chili flakes and paprika. Smoked paprika really is key here. Very good! - 1/14/12


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    Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very very good! I put just a few craisins in with a few pretzel sticks. YUM~0! :-)) - 7/1/12


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    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Love the idea, love nuts just wished that they were not full of so much fat/calories. Hard to stop eating them. - 11/30/11


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    Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make this with chickpeas and a teeny bit of brown sugar instead of the maple syrup. Omnomnom. - 1/14/12


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    Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I just made these and they were amazing! I used regular paprika instead of smoked and they turned out great. Quite spicy but it's very good - 7/11/12


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made these yesterday, and ate some before baking - they were nasty! But after they cooled off they became awesome! I ate some for breakfast this morning. They make a great topping for oatmeal. I skipped the extra sugar though. Maple syrup is enough sweet! Used just a little chili powder. - 2/15/12


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    Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    As in the picture, I used cashews. I like then better than almonds. May be good with peanuts, too. They were a hit at Christ Mass before dinner. - 1/4/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loooooooooooovely! Less time in my oven though, and don't test the consistency of the syrup with your fingers just after they've come out of the oven. I did. Duh. - 8/19/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful... easy to make.. and wonderful to eat..
    I used almonds, cashews and walnuts..
    - 7/5/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made mine with cashews, peanuts & almonds. How do you stop eating them???

    Great snack for my long bike rides.
    - 5/23/12


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    tried it pretty good i just left out the sugar and used agave nectar in the place of the maple syrup - 5/2/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have any smoked paprika, so I substituted 1 tsp. ground chipotle pepper for the paprika and sriracha. It was a great balance of sweet and spicy! - 1/19/12


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    This sounds like a snack my DH would enjoy. Saved recipe to try. - 3/21/21


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    Good idea. - 2/2/21


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    Very Good
    Very good - 12/6/20


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    Incredible!
    YUM - 11/12/20


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    What a nice treat for special occasions. - 11/12/20


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    Incredible!
    yum - 11/10/20


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    Great! - 9/23/20


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    so good. did with mixed nuts to see which I liked best but it is all of them - 9/11/20


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    Incredible!
    I usually make these and keep them around for a quick snack - 9/5/20


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    Great for snaking - 9/5/20


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    Very nice - 7/12/20


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    will try - 5/4/20


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    Incredible!
    These are amazing - 2/10/20


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    Great idea - 2/10/20


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    tasty - 12/25/19


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    Incredible!
    Delicious - 12/23/19


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    O.K.
    too much heat for me. - 11/17/19


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    This did not work for me. Even cutting the spices to nothing didn't help. - 10/17/19


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    Incredible!
    very good - 9/23/19


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    Awesome! - 8/13/19


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    Incredible!
    These are so good. I used 1/2 t smoked paprika it goes a long ways. It was really hit at our wedding. - 6/3/19


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    Incredible!
    I love using fresh rosemary when making this - 4/10/19


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    Looks yummy! - 12/28/18


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    yummy... - 12/24/18


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    This looks great! - 12/10/18


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    Yum ! - 11/19/18


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    Incredible!
    very good take as flavor - 10/14/18


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    Yummy and tasty - 9/15/18


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    Incredible!
    Yum. - 9/7/18


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    thanks - 8/24/18


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    Very Good
    tasty - 8/19/18


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    Too much sugar - 8/19/18


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    tasty and good that you can use different types of nuts too - 8/15/18


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    Very Good
    Tasty snacks. - 8/1/18


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    Incredible!
    I love you sweet and spicy recipe!!! - 5/25/18


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    I like these nuts for my New Year's Eve party. - 12/30/17


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    Looks yummy! - 12/27/17


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    241 calories for 1/4 c of nuts seems to me not to be a low cal snack even though nuts are better for you than a lot of snacks might be. - 12/27/17


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    Very Good
    Agave in place of sugar and molasses as well for the syrup (per reviews below). REALLY good. Gifted some in a mason jar. Nice! - 12/27/17


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    Very good - 12/2/17


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    Incredible!
    Yummy - 11/2/17


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    Great - 10/31/17


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    Very Good
    Delicious!!! - 10/22/17


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 10/12/17


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    lovely - 9/25/17


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    tasty - 9/23/17


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    Good
    we love these..I've made them with mixed nuts too..but like the almond best
    husband likes the cashews
    must watch my portions
    - 9/12/17


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    Very Good
    Haven't tried it yet but they sound awesome. - 9/12/17


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    These look so delish!! - 9/1/17


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    We liked them much better with molasses. - 8/19/17


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    Incredible!
    Great Quick B.B./Amazing Race/Survivor snack - 7/19/17


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    So good - 6/23/17


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    Incredible!
    My DH loves these nuts. I made them once and he's been hooked ever since. I make them at least once a week now for him to take in his lunches for work. Thankfully they're easy to make. - 3/30/17


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    Incredible!
    Easy, quick and delicious! - 12/17/16


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    Incredible!
    Wonderful recipe. Made for friends as a gift. Edited recipe by increasing from 2 to 3 cups of nuts (almonds, cashews and pecans).
    - 1/6/16


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    Incredible!
    yum! Great for Super Bowl, etc!! - 12/18/15


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    Very Good
    I did modifications to this recipe and can't wait to try it again...I love raw almonds, but this is a great treat!! - 9/1/15


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    Incredible!
    Yummy! I made this with mixed nuts, seeds and raisins. The raisins burned a bit, but otherwise it turned out great. I will make this again. - 10/1/14


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great tasting, I mixed almonds with peanuts, will try the chickpeas next time - 3/11/13


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    LOVE LOVE! - 12/20/12


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My aunt had a similar recipe and I loved it will have to give this one a try around Christmas time. - 10/24/12


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    Incredible!
    These are terrific, I used a variety of raw nuts...pecans are a wonderful additions. I cooled them and put them in snack bags with 1/4 c in each and added dried tart cherries for a trail mix...perfect afternoon snack. - 10/5/12


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    Very Good
    Would be good on Hazelnuts/Filberts too! - 8/12/12


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can't rate it yet as I haven't tried it, but I am doing a 30+ hr road trip and plan on making these to have as a snack along the way. These sound so yummy. - 8/12/12


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    Very Good
    Tasty, but hard not to eat too many. - 8/12/12


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow - I can't wait to try these without burning. - 8/12/12


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy - 8/9/12


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Souds really good. - 6/26/12


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    Incredible!
    yum - 5/2/12


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    OMG....how do you stop eating these. I am in <3!
    - 3/30/12


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm buying some raw nuts and making this. I love sweet and spicy together, plus I have a full blown nut addiction! - 2/28/12


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    so could you use light or sugar free maple syrup to cut down on the calories a bit more? - 1/19/12


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    Incredible!
    This sounds good can't wait to try this. - 1/14/12


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    hits the spot . the addition of red chili flakes makes this very good . will make it many times . - 1/14/12


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    Incredible!
    yummy - 1/4/12


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    Incredible!
    This sounds like a snack that I will love and have to try. - 12/16/11


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    I'm making a batch to go in hubby's CHRISTmas stocking! I know he'll love these! Thanks for another great recipe! - 12/2/11


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    This sounds fabulous. I like nuts and this is one I will diffenitely will try out - 11/23/11


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    This might be one way to get hubby to eat nuts! - 11/10/11