Spicy Nuts Recipe

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Spicy nuts are a mouth watering go to snack. They can be made in about 25 minutes, plus cooling time.

Spicy nut recipes can sometimes be too hot for some people. If you’re concerned about your nuts being too spicy, only add half of the chili powder and cayenne pepper. You can always make a new batch that’s spicier if you find you want them a bit more spicy next time.

Spicy nuts can be made with different types of nuts if you don’t have almonds on hand. You can substitute cashews, walnuts, or pecans for your spicy nuts recipe.

You can include mixed nuts with this spicy nuts recipe as well. Be sure to only use a total of 1.5 cups of mixed nuts.

Spicy Nuts Recipe

How to make spicy nuts
Prep Time5 minutes
Active Time18 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: Snack
Keyword: nuts
Yield: 1 cups


  • 1 1/2 cups almonds unsalted
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper ground
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp basil dried
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • Melt butter in a medium sized microwave safe bowl.
  • Add Worcestershire Sauce, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
  • Mix spices into the butter until they are completely dissolved.
  • Add almonds and mix until fully coated.
  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Pour almonds onto the baking sheet.
  • Roast almonds for 17-19 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Remove the almonds from the oven. Grind sea salt over the almonds.
  • Let the almonds fully cool to room temperature.
  • Store almonds at room temperature in an airtight container. Spicy almond nuts are good for 2 weeks at room temperature.
Spicy Nuts Recipe