4 from 2 votes
Sweet and Spicy nuts
Going Nuts for Christmas
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
  • 200 g Red skinned peanuts
  • 200 g Almonds
  • 200 g Pecan Nuts
  • (Cashews and Macadamia nuts can be used to replace any of the above or added to them. Just remember if you add more nuts the spice mix may not be sufficient. This works well with a total of 600g of nuts)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 of ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Curry powder (I used Raj Mild & Spicy)
  1. Preheat the oven to moderate 180ºC / 360ºF.
  2. place almonds and pecans on a large baking tray and bake for 5 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  3. Remove from the oven and cool.
  4. Add peanuts.
  5. Combine sugar, salt and spices in a large bowl and mix well.
  6. Heat a large frying pan and add the nuts.
  7. Sprinkle spices over the nuts and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until golden. The sugar will melt and coat the nuts.
  8. Shake the pan often to ensure even cooking. If the nuts stick together, separate them with a wooden spoon.
  9. When cooked remove from the heat and spread evenly on a lightly greased baking tray to cool.
  10. Storage TIme: Up to 12 days in an airtight container.