Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts

2 minutes of prep time for spicy mixed nuts at your fingertips!
slow cooker spiced nuts
The spiced nuts are usually the first thing to go on a holiday party buffet. I always find a crowd gathering around the food table within grabbing distance of the spiced nuts.

You might want to make a few batches of these to keep on hand during the holidays – they are sure to be a hit at any holiday party and they also make a nice last-minute gift in a pretty glass jar tied with a ribbon.

I love the use of the slow cooker for this recipe, because using a skillet, or even the oven is risky. I mean, nuts can go from toasty and perfect to burnt in just a matter of minutes. And nuts have a strong bitter taste when they are even a bit burnt – too risky for nuts which are not cheap. The slow cooker is gentle heat and works perfectly for this recipe – your nuts can go for a few minutes early or late, and they will still be perfectly toasty and flavorful.

Other food bloggers’ spins on spiced nuts:

Curry Spiced Nuts and Dried Cherries, Cookin Canuck
Candied Spiced Pecans, Eat the Love
Buffalo Spiced Nuts, All Day I Dream About Food
Candied Harissa Spiced Nuts, Shared Appetite
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Spicy Nuts, Simple Nourished Living

slow cooker spiced nuts

Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts
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Two minutes of prep time is all it takes to have delicious spiced nuts at you fingertips. And your house filled with savory fragrance.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Holiday Party
Serves: 4 cups
  • 8 ounces raw cashews
  • 8 ounces raw almonds
  • 8 ounces raw pecans
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, warmed
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Toss all ingredients together and cook on high in a slow cooker for about 2 hours.
  2. Remove and spread on a platter or baking sheet to cool.
  3. NOTE: I have also added minced rosemary to the nuts, and loved this added flavor - totally optional.


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