Holiday Spiced Nuts

When it comes to the Holiday’s These spiced nuts are on my gift list. I absolutely adore them. I love making triple batches and giving them away as gifts. It literally makes everyone smile. Yes, I do know those in my family, friends and loved ones who have allergies to nuts so I usually make something else for them. I love giving food as gifts to those I love because food is my love language. If I cook for you or give you something that I made, that means I love you. I have always been that way. Entertaining for the Holiday’s, birthdays, etc… Is my way of showing my love for you. That is why I have chosen to do what I do.

These spiced nuts have always been something that I go out of my way to make every year. They are that good. Sometimes I can not wait a whole entire year to make them so I often make them in the summer as well because…. well they are so good and that is what it is. I hope you all enjoy this recipe and I hope they make you happy as well and just know that I adore all of you.

Holiday Spiced Nuts

So let’s get started.


2 1/2 cups nuts – unsalted and un-toasted. any mix or single type of nut will work.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp fine salt – I use pink salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 cup water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350*.
  2. Place the nuts on a baking sheet and spread out evenly. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  3. In the meantime, In a saucepan over medium heat add your white and brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, cream of tartar, ginger, cardamom, and the water. Stir until the sugar is melted. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 to 5 minutes. I usually do 2 minutes and then put the nuts in the sauce and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  4. When the liquid is ready you can add the nuts to a bowl and stir in the syrup or do as stated in previous section 2. Make sure to evenly coat the nuts in the mixture.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly on to a baking sheet lined with parchment. Allow them to cool for 2 to 3 hours so they can harden. They will not be a very hard crunch but a subtle crunch. Now you can store them in an airtight container or in cellophane liners and tie with a decorative tie and give them as gifts.

These are so easy to make and are so delicious. I hope you all enjoy them. Happy Holidays!

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