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Candied Salted Nuts

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


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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

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