Sizzling Honey Glazed Nuts

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  • 3 cups assorted nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, pine, macadamia, pecans, pistachios, walnuts)
  • 2 dried chipotle chilies
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or more to taste


  1. Spread shelled nuts (except macadamias) in a single layer on a baking pan.
  2. Bake in a 350, stirring often, until golden.
  3. Allow 5 to 7 minutes for pine nuts; 8 to 10 minutes for pecans, pistachios, and walnuts; about 15 minutes for almonds and hazelnuts.
  4. Macadamias need lower heat because they scorch very easily; roast them at 300 for about 20 minutes.
  5. Watch nuts carefully since they brown quickly.
  6. For more toasted flavor, bake nuts to a darker color.
  7. Remove and discard chili stems.
  8. Whirl the chilies, with seeds, in a blender or food processor until finely ground.
  9. In a bowl, mix ground chilies, honey, sugar, oil, salt and cayenne.
  10. Add nuts and stir until coated with seasonings.
  11. Pour nuts onto oiled 15 x 10-inch pan; shake into 1 layer.
  12. Bake in 300 oven, stirring often, until golden brown (under skins, if not blanched) and honey mixture hardens, 25 to 30 minutes.
  13. If necessary, push nuts apart; cool in pan.


Serve, or store up to 3 days.