Sweet & Spicy Masala Nuts

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Perfect for your next cocktail party!

I love spiced nuts and even though you can buy store bought, I always prefer making them at home. They are super easy to make, cost half as much as store bought mixes, and they don’t have any nasty preservatives!

I made this batch for a holiday dinner party I was having at home. But these are perfect for snacking, or even giving away! Put them in a nice glass jar, add some ribbon and you have a lovely homemade goodie to giveaway!

These nuts are mixed with a combination of 4 different types of nuts plus some large coconut flakes which just makes the mix a little special. You don’t usually find coconut in nut mixes but they bake up beautifully and tastes delicious with the sweetness and spices in this mix

To spice these up I used a traditional Indian spice called Garam Masala. This is a lovely blend of roasted cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, and a few other spices. You can make this at home, but now days you can easily find this spice blend in most grocery stores.

I used a combination of almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, and coconut, but you can use whatever nuts you have on hand. Feel free to also modify the amount of each spice in the recipe according to your taste.

Yield/Servings: 6-8
Sweet & Spicy Masala Nuts

Sweet & Spicy Masala Nuts

Sweet, Spicy, Salty, Crunchy, & Delicious!
Preparation time: 5 MCooking time: 20 MTotal time: 25 M


  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 1 cup Pecan halves
  • 1 cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 Large Coconut Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1.5 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2  tsp Cayenne Pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 180℃/350℉. 
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Add nuts to a large bowl. Add in coconut oil and maple syrup and toss to coat. 
  4. Sprinkle on all the spices and mix well.
  5. Bake nuts for 15-20 minutes.  Check on them every 5 minutes and give them a little toss with a spatula for even baking.  The nuts are done once they are golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and allow the nuts to cool completely on the pan before storing in an airtight container.
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