Sweet and Spicy Chili Nuts

  • 20 mins
  • 7 ingredients
  • Servings 1 lb
  • Prep 5 min
  • Cook 15 min
  • Cuisine
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  • 1 lb of nuts (pecan halves, wall nuts, peanuts or cashews) or a combination
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbs chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
These nuts are addictive with bright sweet and spicy flavors. You may use any unsalted nuts that you desire or you may use a combination of nuts.

  • Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 375 degrees.
  • In a bowl combine the sugar, chili powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • In another bowl, stir together the nuts and egg whites, then sprinkle the spice mixture over and combine well until evenly coated.
  • Spray the baking sheet with non stick spray, then spread the nuts in a single layer on the pan.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, then stir to break up any clumps.
  • Bake stirring often, until the nuts are lightly browned, another 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Nuts will keep for up to 1 week.
  • Makes 1 pound.

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