What is Emeril's spiced nuts recipe?


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Emeril's spiced nuts is an easy-to-make recipe involving mixed nuts and spices like cayenne pepper, brown sugar and ground cumin. It's ready in less than 30 minutes and is suitable for parties or other gatherings.

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Emeril's Spiced Nuts

These sweet and spicy nuts take about 30 minutes to make and require a little cooking time.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Ready In: 22 minutes

Yield: 2 cups or about 10 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups mixed nuts. Hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans and almonds work well.


  1. Mix the dry spices and set aside.
  2. In a small, dry skillet, heat the nuts over low heat. Stir frequently and allow the nuts to toast for about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the butter, sugar, water and spices to the skillet and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly until a glaze forms.
  4. Immediately remove the nuts from the heat and transfer to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Allow the nuts to cool until hardened, about 10 minutes.

  5. Store the nuts in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
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