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Sweet and Spicy Asian Nuts

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Prep time 3 mins
Cook time 45 mins
Cool time 2 hrs
Yield Makes 2 cups


  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi powder, divided
  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup oil-roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 1 tablespoon nori furikake rice seasoning or sesame seeds

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon wasabi powder. Add nuts; toss well to coat. Spread in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking pan.

  2. Bake at 250° for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

  3. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon wasabi powder and nori furikake in a small bowl. Remove nuts from oven; immediately sprinkle seasoning mixture over hot nuts. Let stand 2 hours to cool and dry.