Quick Party Nuts

Quick Party Nuts

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2004

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups


  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 cups whole almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper


Place pecans and almonds in a large bowl; stir in 1 cup sugar and 4 cups warm water. Let stand 10 minutes. Drain well; return to bowl. Pour butter over nuts, stirring to coat.

Stir together remaining 1/2 cup sugar, chili powder, and next 4 ingredients; pour over nut mixture, tossing to coat. Spread in a single layer on a 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.

Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Arrange in a single layer on wax paper, and let cool. Store in an airtight container.


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