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Cocktail nuts in a white bowl on a white marble surface.

Sweet Spiced Cocktail Nuts (2 options)

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Two easy sweet and spicy Cocktail Nuts options with one base recipe. They are ready to eat in less than an hour and last for several days. The recipe is for 1 egg white, so you can double, triple, or multiply it at will. 

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups



For both:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups nuts of choice

Spicy option:

  • Dash to 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Cinnamon option:

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF /180ºC.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum paper. Reserve.
  3. In a bowl lightly beat egg white with sugar and salt until thick and foamy, about 1 minute with a fork or whisk. 
  4. Add paprika and extra ingredients depending on what recipe you're making (recipe 1 or 2, above).
  5. Add nuts and mix until well coated. 
  6. Spread on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. 
  7. Remove, stir the nuts with a spatula being careful not to tear the paper, and return to the oven 10-15 more minutes, stirring once more before they're done. 
  8. Remove from oven and immediately stir again so they don't stick while cooling down.
  9. Let cool completely and store in airtight containers. 


  • Nuts: use a single nut or a mix.
  • Storage: use airtight containers, preferably metal or glass and keep at room temperature for a week. 
  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooling time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: International