This recipe for chipotle roasted nuts combines lots of things we love into one terrific recipe – and it’s especially nice for the holiday season. Your friends and family will think you’re spoiling them.
I’ve been making them for several years now, and they’re always a hit at a party or when watching a football game.
They’re spicy, sweet, and salty all at once because they’re made with brown sugar, maple syrup, and chipotle chili powder. They can be a little difficult to stop eating once you’ve started though.
In these photos, I’ve used whole, deluxe mixed nuts, but you can use any combination of nuts or just a single type of nut if you’d like. For example, just using cashews makes a special treat.
They are also great for making as a last minute appetizer for any event during the holiday season or as a last-minute gift!
- 2 lbs. deluxe whole mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, etc.), salted
- vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup pure maple sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 teaspoons ground chipotle pepper
Preheat the oven to 350°F and coat a sheet pan generously with vegetable oil (the mix is very sticky so coating the pan well helps during cleanup). Combine 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, orange juice, and chipotle pepper. Place the nuts on the sheet pan and toss with the spice mixture to coat evenly.
Spread the nuts in one layer on the sheet pan and roast for 25 minutes, stirring twice, until the nuts are glazed and lightly browned. Remove from the oven, toss well, and stir occasionally as they cool to prevent sticking. Serve warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container. Serves 8 to 10.