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Sweet and Spicy mixed nuts made with pecan

Spicy and Sweet Nuts

  • Author: The Cowgirl
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 - 1 ounce servings 1x


Nuts toasted in a large skillet coated with butter, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and spices.
Spicy and sweet nuts are ridiculously easy, gluten free, and make a great gift.


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 8 oz nuts, about 1 cup
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of ground white pepper and ground chipotle pepper (optional)


  1. Pre-heat large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Mix all ingredients except nuts and butter in small bowl
  3. Toast nuts, stirring constantly until fragrant.  2-5 minutes, use your nose, but don’t let them turn dark brown or burn. 
    Remove nuts from skillet and set aside
  4. Melt butter in skillet
  5. Add spices and nuts back to the skillet and stir until nuts are covered in butter and seasoning mixture
  6. Continue to stir nut mixture over medium/low heat 3-5 minutes until nuts don’t appear wet. 
  7. Remove from skillet and cool nuts on a baking sheet or parchment paper. 

Keywords: Glazed nuts, pecan, seasoned nuts, walnuts, gluten free snack