Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Paige Hicks
Hands-on Time
5 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

From the Kitchen of…Cheryl Slocum, Senior Food Editor

A bowl of nuts in their shells was a coffee table staple for Thanksgiving snacks when Cheryl was young. "Operating the nutcracker was a real draw for us little kids," she says, "but our tastes have evolved to this sweet-hot crispy mix."

Achieve a bronzelike patina on these candied nuts by keeping a close watch near the end of their roasting time. Too long and they'll overdarken and take on a bitter flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 5 ingre­dients in a small bowl. Combine egg white, oil, and Worcestershire in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until mixture is frothy. Add nuts, pumpkinseeds, and sugar mixture, stirring well to coat.

Step 3

Spread nut mixture on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven; stir nuts to break apart. Return pan to oven. Reduce oven temperature to 300°. Bake 10 minutes. Remove nuts; cool 5 minutes. Stir to break apart nuts.

Ratings & Reviews


November 28, 2016
Made a batch of these yesterday and they turned out amazing!! They were so good that my husband insisted I made more today (I just took a double-batch of these out of the oven).

Really good.

November 25, 2016
Glad I doubled the recipe, they were a big hit!

Brown sugar spice nut mix

January 23, 2016
Terrific crowd, simple to prepare.