Spiced Mixed Nuts

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32 (1/2 oz) servings

Making your own spiced mixed nuts is fun and easy to do. Plus, you can make them ahead of time which makes them a great gift idea for the holidays.


  • 4 cups Planters Deluxe Mixed Nuts
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup chopped milk or dark chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. Heat sugar, water and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until butter is completely melted.
  3. Add mixed nuts to large bowl. Add in cayenne pepper and toss with nuts. Pour in melted butter mixture and stir until nuts are completely coated.
  4. Place nuts onto baking sheet, in a single layer. Bake for about 15 minutes. Nuts should be sticky with coating. Gently move nuts off of baking sheet onto a clean surface to cool so that they do not stick to the sugar mixture pooled on the baking sheet. Let nuts cool before mixing in chopped chocolate and placing into gift jars or gift bags.
Nutrition Facts
Spiced Mixed Nuts
Amount Per Serving (0.5 ounce)
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 93
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.3g16%
Saturated Fat 2.2g14%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 1.9mg1%
Sodium 46.3mg2%
Carbohydrates 7.8g3%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 4.8g5%
Protein 3.5g7%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
Net Carbs 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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