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Caramel-Coated Spiced Nuts

“A friend gave me these nuts in a jar as a gift. They were so delicious, I asked for the recipe and have made them ever since. They are always very well received.” —Carol Sankovic, Canfield, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    5 cups


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1-1/2 cups roasted salted almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup whole salted cashews
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper


  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites and water until foamy. Add the almonds, pecans and cashews; stir gently to coat. Combine the brown sugar, pie spice and pepper; add to nut mixture and stir gently to coat.
  • Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 280 calories, 20g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • lor1s
    Dec 20, 2015

    These are so delicious! I've been making them for Christmas ever since the recipe first appeared in the magazine, and we love them. They are wonderfully crunchy and always well-received.

  • ChrisM318
    Dec 2, 2012

    I have made these so many times! They're easy and taste so good, they are a family favorite I make them every year. Last year I made them and sent them to my son who is in the army, I made them for all his friends and they were very well received I need to make them again this year!

  • glewin
    Jul 6, 2012

    Make it often. Goes over great as a gift.

  • Nellruth
    Jul 23, 2011

    The recipe sounded better than it tasted. Was very disappointed.

  • MelanieKay1
    Nov 11, 2010

    Great for parties and my husband loves to take them with on his hunting trips.

  • Meesh233
    Dec 21, 2009

    The flavor was good, but the nuts were soft after sitting overnight. I made a similar recipe and the nuts stayed nice and crisp so I will stick with the other recipe. I baked this in a glass dish and it still stuck really badly.

  • boots123
    Dec 13, 2009

    Made this recipe 4 times last xmas. Used as gifts & served at party.