Sweet-Spicy Soaked Nuts

Here’s a quick recipe for spicy and sweet candied nuts. A holiday (or any time of year) treat, and makes a great gift!

Start with our soaked-brined nuts technique/recipe.

For a vegan variation, you could use coconut yogurt instead of egg whites. We have found if using coconut cream/milk, that it turns out gooier and stickier (think “Cracker Jack”),versus a drier coated texture with egg whites.

Soaked Sweet/Salty Nuts

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Baking Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Makes 1 lb.


  • 1 lb. (450 g) soaked nuts or seeds (any variety or combination) Here's our recipe
  • 1 egg white OR
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) coconut cream or coconut milk (for vegan)
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) raw white sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) brown sugar
  • 5 tsp. (25 ml) red pepper powder
  • 2 tsp. (10 ml) fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 300°F/150°C.
  • Mix egg white or coconut milk/cream and water. If using egg white, whip until a thick foam develops. If using coconut cream, simply mix together (mixture will not foam).
  • Add soaked/dehdrated nuts and coat evenly with mixture.
  • Combine sugars, salt, cinnamon and red pepper powder in a separate bowl and stir to remove lumps and ensure a consistent mixture.
  • Add dry mixture to the nuts and coat thoroughly.
  • Layer nuts on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper.
  • Bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Let cool, then break up into bite sized pieces.
  • Store in airtight jars.
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*Adapted from a smitten kitchen recipe.

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