Maple Spiced Nuts


My mother in law makes the best candied nuts, and therefore she inspired me to try to make my own. My experimental nut candying has yielded nuts that are holiday-ish (but also year-round-ish, let me tell you). I very well could have used solely maple syrup, nuts and sea salt,ย but if you want to get all fancy (like yours truly), adding some spices gives these a nice uniqueness. These are delightfully and naturally sweet, and have an amazing kick, with cayenne providing a spicy aftertaste! ย Disclaimer: these are diabolically addictive.

Sugar, spice and everything nuts!

Sweet & Spicay Nuts


  • 4 cups mixed nuts (I used pecans, walnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, hazelnuts and cashews – but you could use only 1 type of nuts if you like)
  • 1 cup 100% natural maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper lined with oil.
  3. In a medium-large bowl, combine all nuts.
  4. In a skillet, add the maple syrup and all the spices and cook until bubbling (about 5-10 minutes).
  5. Pour over the nuts.
  6. Place on the baking sheet, spread them in a single layer.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until nuts are dark gold. Remove from oven.
  8. Allow nuts to cool, this concoction will form a sort of brittle. Subsequently break apart.
  9. Store in a cool and dry place.
  10. Go nuts!

N.B. These taste best when warm and fresh out of the oven.

One Comment Add yours

  1. GemmaPriceUK says:

    I am in #Superfood heaven right now! Great post – I love following your blog! Keep up the amazing work! Gem ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‰ xx #FoodBlogger

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