Spiced Macadamia Nuts

August 21, 2010

Oh how I love to snack. Whether I’m popping morsel after morsel into my mouth while working or munching and chatting with friends at a party, I truly do appreciate the tiny bites. Snacking can be as plain (yet delicious) as a saltine or glammed up like these Spiced Macadamia Nuts. Forget those bowls of canned mixed nuts, you’re going to want to serve and snack on these nutty gems from now on.

Spiced Macadamia Nuts

So, how’s it taste?

Like the most flavorful way you’ll ever eat a nut. These macadamias are seriously good. Sinfully good because you’ll be in danger of eating the entire batch in one sitting! The aroma of curry, coriander, and cumin made it almost unbearable to wait for these goodies to cool enough to eat. Combine those flavors with chili powder, cayenne, and a touch of sugar and we’re talking some gourmet snacking is about to take place. These nuts are a cinch to whip up, too. Mix everything in a bowl, bake, and ta da! This would make a great hostess gift, too.

Spiced Macadamia Nuts


1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cups raw macadamia nuts (I used salted)
1 heaping tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper


1. Preheat oven to 250. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Place the oil and nuts in a medium-sized bowl and toss until well coated. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well to coat evenly.

3. Transfer the nuts to the prepared sheet and arrange in a single layer. Bake until lightly browned, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes.

4. Remove from oven, immediately loosen the nuts with a spatula, and set aside to cool before serving.

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