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Microwave Sweet and Spicy Nuts (Microwave Snacks)

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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.

Microwave Sweet and Spicy Nuts
 
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Serves: 8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (10oz/300g) mixed nuts of your choice
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Next add all of the seasonings into your bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Microwave on high heat for 2½- 3 minutes in 30 second increments, stirring each time.
  4. 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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9 Comments

  1. Nisha on May 24, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Hi Gemma, tried the nuts and they were soon delicious,I can’t tell you.Even the kids enjoyed it to the most.thank you so much.
    Nisha

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2017 at 3:42 am

      Hi Nisha,
      That is so good to hear, thank you for being with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Mylène on May 23, 2017 at 2:00 am

    I did not use salt and it was still amazing 🙂 thanks for the recipe!

  3. Benjamin Li on May 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Do you think just honey, sugar and salt would work?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 22, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Hi Benjamin,

      sure, try it out. sounds good 🙂

  4. Jehan on May 19, 2017 at 5:24 am

    They look delicious! Is there any way to make homemade Sriracha because its not available in my country 🙁

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 19, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      hummm, thats a tough one. Use whatever hot sauce or chili sauce you can find.

      🙂

  5. Claudia Maurer on May 18, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I assume the nuts are raw? What do you suggest is a good combo of nuts. The bulk bins at the grocery will give me an opportunity to mix it up nicely…..if they are raw. Thank you.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 18, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Claudia! You can use any raw nuts you’d like. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

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