Tex-Mex party nuts are slightly sweet and slightly spicy! These Southwest flavor-inspired roasted mixed nuts will be a big hit at your next party!Tex-Mex party nuts are slightly sweet and slightly spicy! These Southwest flavor-inspired roasted mixed nuts will be a big hit at your next party!
If you are looking for a delicious appetizer for your next party (or just want a unique snack), you should give these Tex-Mex Party Nuts a try! Slightly sweet, slightly spicy and totally addicting, they will be a big hit, AND they are EASY to prepare!

I found the recipe in a cookbook a friend of mine gave me several years ago for Christmas. I was anxious to try it, so I patiently waited until my husband bought an “industrial strength size” jar of mixed nuts at Costco! Then I smuggled enough nuts out of the jar to make this recipe.

Wow- I am sure glad I did! These snacks are amazing, they’re easy to make with a few simple household spices, in only a few minutes!

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How To Make Tex-Mex Party Nuts

Measure the mixed nuts into a large bowl. Add melted butter, and stir well, until the nuts are fully coated.

A large bowl of roasted mixed nuts in a bowl.

Mixed nuts are coated with melted butter before adding spices.

In a separate small bowl, mix together the spices EXCEPT for the granulated sugar (save that for later!). Sprinkle the spice mix over the mixed nuts, and stir to fully coat.

Spice mixture is poured into bowl of butter roasted nuts.

A mixture of spices are stirred into the mixed nuts before baking.

Time To Bake The Tex-Mex Party Nuts

Spread the spiced nuts onto a 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Place the seasoned nuts in a single layer. Bake, uncovered, in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes. When done, immediately pour the hot spiced nuts into a medium bowl.

All the mixed nuts are baked in single layer on a large pan.

Sprinkle the nuts with granulated sugar while they are still HOT from the oven. Stir the sugar in well, to make sure the nuts are fully coated.

Roasted nuts are sprinkled with sugar just as soon as they are out of oven.

Mixed seasoned and roasted nuts are coated with spices and sugar, and are ready to serve.

Time to Eat!

Let the nuts cool completely, then serve these absolutely DELICIOUS Tex-Mex party nuts on a pretty plate or in a serving bowl.

Tex-Mex Party Nuts served as an appetizer snack, on a white plate.

Close up photo of Tex-Mex party nuts on white plate.

The Tex-Mex Party Nuts also make a lovely gift during the holidays. Simply place them into a canning jar, then decorate, and enjoy giving them as a gift to a friend! Other delicious items for gift-giving are Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts, Spiced Tea Mixcandied citrus peels or candied orange, cinnamon & clove spiced pecans!

Tex-Mex Party Nuts can be placed in a decorated jar and given as a holiday gift.

The first time I made these Tex-Mex party nuts I was afraid (before trying them) that they might be TOO spicy, but was pleasantly surprised to find out they were NOT!  They have a perfect combo of slightly sweet and slightly spicy ingredients!

The nuts will keep for up to 3 weeks, if you store them in an airtight covered container at room temperature.  This recipe is EASILY doubled… or tripled.  Sure hope you will give them a try, because they are quite tasty! If you enjoy these roasted nuts, you will probably also enjoy my delicious Coconut Candied Cashews! They are DELICIOUS!

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Recipe Adapted From: The cookbook titled : “Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook”, Page 272, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Copyright 2010, General Mills.

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Tex-Mex Party Nuts
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Tex-Mex party nuts are slightly sweet and slightly spicy! These Southwest flavor-inspired roasted mixed nuts will be a big hit at your next party!

Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southwest
Keyword: Tex Mex party nuts
Servings: 8 servings (1/4 cup each)
Calories Per Serving: 247 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 2 cups salted mixed nuts
  • Tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper
  • --------------------------------------------------------
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar (set aside)
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Place mixed nuts in a medium sized bowl. Add melted butter and stir until the nuts are fully coated.
  3. In a small bowl, place all spices EXCEPT for the granulated sugar. Mix together. Sprinkle spice mix over the buttered mixed nuts, and stir until coated.
  4. Place nuts onto a 10 x15 x 1 inch baking pan in a single layer. Bake the nuts uncovered for 10 minutes. The nuts should be fully roasted. Remove nuts from oven and immediately place them into a bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the nuts with the granulated sugar while the nuts are still HOT. Stir to coat. Let the nuts cool completely, then serve. (If storing, the nuts will keep for about 3 weeks in a covered airtight container at room temperature).

Nutrition Facts
Tex-Mex Party Nuts
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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