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Spicy Honey Roasted Almonds

Spicy Honey Roasted Almonds – sweet and spicy roasted nuts that are great for snacking, topping of salads, or even giving as gifts!  

I am always trying to find healthy snacks that you can just grab and go. Life is busy, so having something that you don’t feel guilty about at your finger tips is important!  

Nuts are a great snack, but sometimes they can be boring. I love making homemade roasted nuts at home, you can flavor them however you want!  These Rosemary Toasted Almonds are the best!

spicy honey roasted almonds in a bowl


Almonds are a great snack.  They are full of protein, and healthy fats.  The pre-made mixes of mixed nuts or spiced nuts are so expensive.  They are so easy to do at home, and I am sure they are much better for you.

How to make Honey Roasted Almonds

  • In a saucepan melt the honey and cayenne together.  You want to make sure the honey is warm, so it easily coats the nuts. 
  • Mix in the almonds until everything is well coated. 
  • Next you bake for about 10 minutes until the nuts are lightly toasted.
  • After the nuts are toasted remove from the oven and let them cool for a couple minutes.  
  • Finally toss them with sugar and salt to give them that salt and sweet flavor! 
  • Allow the nuts to cool completely and then store in an air tight container. 

spicy honey roasted almonds in a bowl

I have been playing with different nuts, and slightly different combinations of my Indian Spiced Nuts lately, but wanted to try something new.  My husband likes it spicy, so I thought it was the perfect time to try these.  They are great mix of sweet and spicy.

These honey roasted almonds are great to serve as an appetizer or even on top of salads.  They are sweet, salty, spicy, and completely addicting!

spicy honey roasted almonds in a bowl

These really are super easy to throw together.  There is about 5 minutes of hands on work, then bake them for 10, let them cool and you are done. Store them in an air tight container and you can snack on them any time! 

The recipe can be doubled or tripled so you have a large container of them for the whole family to enjoy. So easy you will be making these all the time!

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Spicy Honey Roasted Almonds

Spicy Honey Roasted Almonds

Sweet and Spicy Almonds. A great snack to have on and, or a great addition to your holiday appetizers

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups almonds
  • 1 Tbls sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  2. In a bowl (large enough for the almonds), mix together the sugar and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small sauce pot, over medium low heat, melt the honey. Mix in the cayenne. Add the almonds, and stir to coat.
  4. Spread the nuts in a single layer, onto the lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly toasted.
  5. Remove from the oven, allow the nuts to cool for a few minutes.
  6. Add the nuts to the sugar and salt mixture, and toss to coat.
  7. Pour the nuts back onto the baking sheet, spreading to a single layer. Allow them to cool completely.
  8. Store in an air tight container.


Adapted from Lemons & Anchovies

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 195Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 0mgSodium 289mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 3gSugar 8gProtein 6g

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Jessica | Portuguese Girl Cooks

Thursday 6th of December 2012

I think this would make an awesome gift in a jar for Christmas! No one can ever resist roasted nuts!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Tuesday 27th of November 2012

You know what? Candied / roasted / whatever nuts are just evil. I made candied cinnamon maple almonds a few months ago... I don't even like almonds... but I ate pounds of them. In a few days. I gained like 5 pounds when it was all done. No kidding. EVIL!

But they sure are delicious. :D


Tuesday 27th of November 2012

HA! That is totally me, no self control :)

Magic of Spice

Saturday 24th of November 2012

These are a perfect snack for the season :)

Lora @cakeduchess

Friday 23rd of November 2012

I haven't made spicy nuts in so long. Probably because I ate the whole thing the last time. This looks fantastic, Erin!


Friday 23rd of November 2012

Love, love, love almonds prepared this way!!!

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