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 totally EASY to prepare!
I found the recipe in a cookbook a friend of mine gave me several years ago for Christmas, and was anxious to try it. I waited until my husband bought an “industrial strength size” jar of mixed nuts at Costco, then smuggled enough out of the jar to make this recipe.
Wow… am I glad I did! These Tex Mex party nuts are amazing, and the best part is… they are easy to make with a few simple household spices, and only take a few minutes to make!
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.
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.
Spread the spiced nuts onto a 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Spread the Tex Mex party nuts out in a single layer. Bake the nuts, uncovered, in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes.
When done, immediately pour the hot spiced nuts into a medium bowl.
Sprinkle the Tex Mex party nuts with granulated sugar while they are still HOT from the oven. Stir to fully coat.
Let the nuts cool completely, then serve these absolutely DELICIOUS Tex Mex party nuts on a pretty plate or in a serving bowl.
The Tex Mex Party Nuts also make a lovely gift during the holidays. Simply place the nuts into a canning jar, then decorate, and enjoy giving them as a gift to a friend!
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 absolutely 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. The recipe is EASILY doubled… or tripled. Sure hope you will give them a try… 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.
- 2 cups salted mixed nuts
- 1½ 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)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Place mixed nuts in a medium sized bowl. Add melted butter and stir until the nuts are fully coated.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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