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Recipe Amber K. Stott

Warm Spiced Nuts

Warm the heart of your loved one with this fast, easy last-minute Valentine treat. There’s nothing better than a shared cup of warmed nuts kissed with heat and a hint of sweet to spice your night.

Your sweetheart will know you care, because nuts are packed with heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Grab a bowl and cuddle up!

Yield: Serves 4 cups of spices nuts

Warm Spiced Nuts


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups whole almonds, unsalted
  • 2 cups walnut halves, unsalted
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  1. Combine salt, sugar, and spices in a small dish. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Place the nuts in the skillet and roast, stirring occasionally, until they start to brown, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the butter and 1 Tablespoon of the spice mixture to the skillet. As the butter melts, stir the nuts to coat with the butter and spices. Continue until the nuts are thoroughly coated, about 3 minutes more.
  4. Remove from heat. Spread the warm nuts on a wax paper lined cooling rack to cool. After 3 minutes, serve.
  5. The remaining nuts can be stored when completely cool in an airtight container for a few weeks.
  6. You will extra spice mixture remaining. This will keep for a few months stored in an airtight container, and can be used on popcorn or other snack mixes.


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