Candied Salted Nuts

Candied Salted Nuts

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

Sunset NOVEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 125
  • Calories from fat: 62%
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Fat: 8.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 233mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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Candied Salted Nuts Recipe