Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

in Holidays,Snacks,Sweet Treats

These make great holiday gifts wrapped in wax paper and plastic bags with a little ribbon!

Yield: 2 cups


  • 1/2 cup each of walnuts, pecans, cashews and almonds
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/4 cup xylitol (tastes just like sugar but low on glycemic index)
  • 1/2 T ghee (clarified butter) You can use unsalted butter as well

Here’s How:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place nuts and spices in a bowl and stir.
  3. Heat water, ghee and xylitol, stir for 1 minute.
  4. Pour over nut mixture and bake on prepared cookie sheet or parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes at 350.
  5. Cool and store in airtight container.

These nuts are a tasty treat, lovely served with dark chocolates or pack them up in wax paper, then a ziplock bag with a ribbon and gift them for the holidays.