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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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24 Comments

  1. Lisa on October 30, 2017 at 4:39 pm

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

    • Gemma Stafford on October 30, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      That’s a great idea. They will keep fresh in an air tight container for 2 weeks. I actually made some tonight for myself 🙂

  2. Noelle on October 12, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    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!

    • Gemma Stafford on October 13, 2017 at 2:37 am

      Hi Noelle,
      Really! If they burned, you were not watching them. you do not put food in an oven and walk away, especially when they will cook so quickly.
      Open the windows to let the air in, and next time keep an eye on your cooking! it is an essential part of being a cook,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Caille McAleer on September 29, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    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.

  4. Caille McAleer on September 29, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Gemma, these look amazing!!! I was wondering if it was okay to use roasted nuts, and if that would effect the cooking, I wanted to use pistachios, and was not able to find them raw?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 30, 2017 at 4:50 am

      Hi Caille,

      yes you can use roasted nuts, just microwave your nuts for less time now because they are already pre roasted.You don’t want to burn them.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  5. Pat Schwab on September 4, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Can you use nuts that are salted for this recipe?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 5, 2017 at 1:48 am

      Hi Pat,
      I think I would not use salted nuts for this, it may be overwhelm the flavor, and it would mean twice cooking the nuts too.
      The coconut is desiccated coconut, which is unsweetened.
      Thanks for your help for the other bold baker!
      Gemma 🙂

  6. Yenny on August 13, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Hi Gemma.. i tried this recipe and oh gosh they are so simple yet delicious,. i need to eat a lot of almonds as im nursing and this recipe has become one of my fave.. i cant wait to try your other recipes as well 😊😊

    • Gemma Stafford on August 13, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Hi Yenny,
      first of all many congratulations on the birth of your baby. I do hope the nursing goes well for you. It is so important to keep up the calcium demand, and almonds are a great way to do this, well done you. I am happy that you like this recipe,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Mary on July 11, 2017 at 11:50 am

    The recipe seems awesome? I wanna try it so much! Mrs Gemma, could you please tell me if I can substitute honey with anything? I’m intolerant to it 🙁
    Thank you!

    • Gemma Stafford on July 12, 2017 at 2:25 am

      Hi Mary,
      I think this will work with maple syrup/agave syrup too. Try it with a little quantity to be sure. Both of these will caramelize, and that is what you are looking for. I hope this works out for you,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Mary on July 21, 2017 at 11:39 am

        Thank you so much!! I will try it as soon as i can! Cannot wait 🙂

  8. 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

    • 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 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

      Hi Benjamin,

      sure, try it out. sounds good 🙂

  11. 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 🙁

    • 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.

      🙂

  12. 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.

    • 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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