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Caribbean Spiced Nuts

Caribbean spiced nuts recipe
photos and styling by sam henderson

Give your guests something unexpected. These Carribean spiced nuts are a great addition to your cocktail party or pre-dinner gathering. They are crunchy, flavorful, a little sweet and subtly spicy. You’ll find them so addictive that you’ll wish you had made extra for the after-party.

Caribbean spiced nuts recipe

Before you start:

As the recipe stands, the nuts are mildly spicy. Of course, you can make some adjustments to the cayenne based on your preference.
Want an easy food gift for the holidays? Consider multiplying the recipe to suit your needs. Then buy small jars or gift boxes to fill with the Caribbean spiced nuts. Add a ribbon or cute note to finish.

Caribbean Spiced Nuts

Caribbean spiced nuts recipe

photos and styling by sam henderson

Perfect party food… these nuts pack a punch.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Total Time1 hr 10 min
  • Yield12-15 servings
  • Cuisine
    • American
  • Course
  • Cooking Method
    • bake

The ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 3 cups raw nuts… cashews, almonds, hazelnuts

The Method:

Preheat oven to 250˚F.
Add sugars and spices to a small bowl. Whisk to fully combine. Set aside.
Whisk egg white and liquid smoke together in a separate medium bowl until egg white is foamy. Toss nuts in egg white to fully coat. Add spice mixture to nuts and toss to fully coat.
Pour nuts onto a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer, separating them as much as possible. Bake for 1 hour, gently tossing after 30 mintues.
Cool completely and break nuts apart that have stuck together. Store in an airtight container.


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