Festive Spiced Nuts

These spiced nuts are the perfect party snack, especially over the festive season. They store well in an airtight container, but I promise they won't last long.

For a vegan option you can use 1 tablespoon vegan butter and leave out the pretzels (add more nuts) if the brand is not vegan friendly. 

  • 2 cups mixed nuts (any combination)
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 T butter, melted (or vegan butter)
  • 3 T dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp cayenne or red pepper mix 
  • 1 1/2 T golden syrup/maple syrup  
  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt


Spread nuts on a baking sheet and roast at 180 C for 10 min, keep watch as you don’t want them to burn or turn too brown, must just warm through.

In bowl mix together melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and syrup.

Add the warm nuts, stirring until coated. Then mix in pretzels and salt and stir until all coated.

Spread the mixture back onto the baking tray and return to the oven for 12-15 min. Stirring midway to get even cooking. Remove from the oven and cool, separating nuts and pretzels as they cool. 

Once cool this can be stored in an airtight container.

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