Tex-Mex Party Nuts

Looking for an easy gift idea? Try these easy, sweet-and-salty pepped-up nuts.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

1
can (9.5 to 11.5 oz) salted mixed nuts
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
2
teaspoons chili powder
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon onion powder
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. In medium bowl, mix nuts and butter until nuts are coated. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients except sugar; sprinkle over nuts. Stir until nuts are completely coated. Spread in single layer in 15x10x1-inch pan.
  • 2 Bake uncovered about 10 minutes or until nuts are toasted. Return to medium bowl. While nuts are still hot, sprinkle with sugar and toss to coat.
  • 3 Cool completely, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 weeks.

Expert Tips

For a gift for all of your beer aficionado friends, put together a bag of their favorite beer or a new specialty beer and a bag of these spicy nuts—they're perfect together!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.