Spicy Maple Nuts

You know when you go to a party and are trying to be casual, sampling the delicious goodies on the table…then you try something…and you can’t-stop-eating-it. That’s me, with these nuts. I’m not alone. Make a batch of these and see how fast they go. Maybe that’s just our big family, where people grab fast and furious if they are scared they are not going to get something.


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Spicy Maple Nuts
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Serves: 4 cups
Perfect for gift giving, or a nice addition to a party table or while watching the game. Be prepared...they won't last long...and you will be asked for the recipe!
  • 4 cups mixed nuts
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1½ tsp chili powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or foil, but if using foil, spray it with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place nuts in a large bowl
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat add maple syrup, butter and 1 tsp chili powder, ¼ tsp cayenne and salt
  4. Heat until boiling, about 2 minutes
  5. Immediately pour over nuts and stir until evenly coated
  6. Spread out nuts in a single layer on your prepared baking sheet
  7. Bake in the center of the oven- at 300 degrees- stirring occasionally until glazed-20-25 minutes
  8. Sprinkle with remaining chili powder and cayenne and stir
  9. Let cool on sheet, stirring occasionally
  10. Store in an airtight container

The point is, these are delicious. The maple gives them a sort of candied taste and the spices just finish them off. Spicy Maple Nuts make a great gift for almost anyone.

I buy the large jars of mixed nuts from Costco, or the Superstore, but you can use any sort of nuts, or combination.

PC Mixed nuts

I picked up these sweet little jars with the chalkboard labels (complete with a piece of chalk) from the Dollar Store. Men are hard to buy for… a couple jars of these with some local craft beer…you’re welcome.

photo credit-Heidi Jirotka Photography

photo credit-Heidi Jirotka Photography

Put on some Christmas music, make a batch…or two…of these nuts…and enjoy!
This recipe is from Chatelaine…

To give nuts a sophisticated flair, roast with maple syrup and dried spices.

Source: Spicy maple nuts – Chatelaine

photo credit-Heidi Jirotka Photography


  1. I love having a pretty dish of nuts out on the table during the holidays but this would be a fun twist to make them extra special. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe at Happiness is Homemade this week!

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