Candied Salted Nuts

Time: About 30 minutes, plus cooling time. Slightly sticky, slightly spicy, and great with a holiday cocktail.
Makes 2 cups


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1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
2 cups assorted unsalted nuts


1. Preheat oven to 300°. Mix sugar, maple syrup, chile powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add nuts and mix to coat well. Spread nuts on a nonstick baking sheet (or line sheet with parchment) in a single layer.

2. Bake nuts, stirring often, 20 to 30 minutes, or until liquid is mostly evaporated and nuts are golden inside (break 1 open to test). Let cool until crisp.

*Make ahead: Up to 1 week, stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-tbsp. serving.

Created date

October 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 125
Caloriesfromfat 62 %
Protein 3.2 g
Fat 8.6 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Sodium 233 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg