A super easy, highly impressive party snack recipe for sugary candied nuts spiked with cinnamon, paprika, and just a hint of cayenne pepper. And best of all, you can make these Sweet and Spiced Candied Nuts ahead of time for easy entertaining!
We are going to be mature. As mature as we can be. Needless to say my family enjoyed lots of awkward laughter with the inevitable, obvious jokes built upon me serving them my candied nuts during one of our Christmas get-togethers last week.
These sweet and spiced candied nuts are pretty addictive. And I know I've been saying that a lot lately... but it's true. This recipe makes a pretty decent amount of candied nuts, and my family almost downed the entire batch. Impressive.
Sweet. Salty. And a bit of spice from cinnamon and a pinch of paprika and cayenne. They're so simple, but your guests probably won't even believe they are homemade. My family was like you made these? I didn't know if I should that that as a compliment or be upset that they were shocked I could make something so tasty. Eh, let's go with compliment.
And one of the best parts about serving these nuts at your next party? You can make them the day before, and the prep time is all of like 5 minutes. Just before your epic get-together, throw 'em in a bowl. Preferably next to a good cheese and charcuterie plate. Entertaining made easy. Boom.
And before you know it, you'll be enjoying awkward nut jokes with your family and friends. You're welcome.
slightly adapted from Smitten KitchenPrint