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Microwave Sweet and Spicy Nuts (Microwave Snacks)

4.08 from 14 votes
Enjoy Microwave Snacks in minutes with my Microwave Sweet and Spicy Nuts recipe that will give you warm toasted snacks in minutes!
Microwave Sweet and Salty Nuts - Your favorite travel snack has now become even easier then ever to make.

Hi Bold Bakers!

I am so excited to share this recipe for Microwave Sweet and Spicy Nuts with you. That’s right, the microwave! I know it sounds crazy but after making my Microwave Potato Chips you guys asked for more microwave snacks so I got right into the kitchen and started experimenting.

This recipe is a great one to keep in your back pocket. Whether it be for entertaing, afternoon snacking or your kid’s lunches, who doesn’t love delicious spiced mixed nuts? For those of you who didn’t know, you can toast nuts in the microwave! After a quick toast I add spices, honey and siracha and pop the nuts back in the microwave for just a few short minutes.

I love the balance between sweet honey and spicy sriracha. There is something so satisfying about a snack that is both sweet and savory. The finished mixed nuts taste just like they’ve been toasting up in the oven.

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They are crunchy, sticky and golden brown, truly the perfect spiced mixed nuts. I love to give these as gifts or serve them with drinks and appetizers. No one would ever know they were made in minutes in the microwave. You must give this recipe a try!

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Do you want more Microwave Snack recipes? Check out my Microwave Sweet Potato Chips and Microwave Kale Chips.

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Microwave Sweet and Spicy Nuts

4.08 from 14 votes
Enjoy Microwave Snacks in minutes with my Microwave Sweet and Spicy Nuts recipe that will give you warm toasted snacks in minutes!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Enjoy Microwave Snacks in minutes with my Microwave Sweet and Spicy Nuts recipe that will give you warm toasted snacks in minutes!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 -10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (10oz/300g) mixed nuts of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha

Instructions

  • Put the nuts in a microwave safe blow and allow to "toast" in the microwave for 2 minutes. The nuts will not turn brown but they will smell nicely toasted.
  • Next add all of the seasonings into your bowl and stir to combine.
  • Microwave on high heat for 2 1/2- 3 minutes in 30 second increments, stirring each time.
  • Remove form the microwave and transfer the nuts to a baking tray lined with parchment. Allow to set and cool for 5-10 minutes then enjoy!

 

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Debra Jacobs
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Debra Jacobs
7 months ago

Thanks Gemma roasted chickpeas another healthy snack, yum

Debra Jacobs
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Debra Jacobs
7 months ago

Be great to have a similar recipe for chickpeas

Pamelalynne
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Pamelalynne
7 months ago

Can I use a non sugar sweetener? Can you recommend one?
Thanks

Kim
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Kim
1 year ago

I loved your recipe. Tasted great! Mine stayed slightly sticky so I was wondering if I needed to cook it a little longer or if that is just the nature of the honey being used on them.

Naveeda
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Naveeda
1 year ago

Hi can you please teach sweet straburry kaju nuts red colour.

Sabrina
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Sabrina
1 year ago

Hi Gemma
Sounds delicious! I do not have a microwave. How long would you put it in the oven at which temperature? Thanks!!!

Natalie
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Natalie
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,

What do you think about switching out the spices with the ranch spice mix you use in the microwave potato chip recipe? I suppose you’d still add the honey in to caramelized, so they’d be sweet cool ranch 🙂

Natalie

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2 years ago

I think I would like to make this for Christmas gifts. How long will these stay fresh in an airtight container?

Noelle
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Noelle
2 years ago

I followed the recipe and mine burned while in the microwave. Also do you know a way to get a burning smell out of the kitchen? Thanks!

Member
2 years ago

I was also wondering if you know if this would work with chick peas. It seems similar to the spiced chick peas that you can buy in the store.

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