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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
A delicious snack, cocktail nibble or salad topper, all in one easy recipe! But beware: these Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds are difficult to stop eating!
Course: Appetizer, Salad Topper, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Almonds, Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 121 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 2 cups whole almonds
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½-1 ¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper Cayenne pepper can vary in intensity. Start with less and add more to taste.
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F with a rack in the center of the oven. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Set one of the prepared sheet pans near the oven.
  2. Measure almonds onto the center of the other sheet pan. Drizzle the oil and honey over the almonds. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt. .

  3. Place the almonds in the preheated oven for 3 minutes, then remove and stir well to make sure all the almonds are coated with the honey mixture. Spread the almonds back out to an even layer

  4. Return the pan to oven and roast for 10-13 minutes or until nuts are a nice golden brown, Stir and spread to an even layer one more time half way through baking time.
  5. While the nuts are baking, combine sugar, cayenne pepper and kosher salt. Stir well and set aside.
  6. Remove the nuts from oven and transfer to the clean parchment paper, leaving any pooled honey/oil on the pan. Sprinkle the nuts immediately with the sugar/cayenne mixture and toss with two spoons till nuts are thoroughly coated. Spread nuts to a single layer and cool completely. Transfer to an airtight jar or container, leaving any excess sugar on the pan.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for further instructions and more detailed tips.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 182mg8%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.