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Naughty & Nice Nut Mix

Sweet and spicy nut mix perfect to serve to guests during a party as an appetizer! Also great for gift giving. These nuts are festive and absolutely delicious. Less than 30 minutes from start to finish!


  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews

  • 1 ½ cups raw walnut halves

  • 1 ½ cups raw pecan halves

  • 1 ½ cups raw almonds

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet or two small baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Add nuts to a large bowl. Drizzle melted butter and maple syrup over the top. Toss to combine and coat the nuts.

  3. Sprinkle on the salt, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and chia seeds. Toss again to coat the nuts with the spices and chia seeds.

  4. Bake nuts for 15-25 minutes total, stirring the nuts with a spatula every 5 minutes. Nuts are done once they are slightly golden brown and have a very nutty aroma.

  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on pan before dividing into airtight containers.


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