Sweet & Simple: Honey Roasted Nuts

When it comes to flavors, sweet and salty treats provide the ultimate eating experience. They give a little bit of this and a little bit of that so you don’t have to choose when you snack sensors start calling to you. It’s the best of both worlds, a complex blend of sugar and salt to create multiple levels of flavor.

Honey is perhaps the most naturally sweet substance mother nature has bestowed upon us (besides sugar itself). It’s like sweet liquid gold. In contrast, nuts are the Earth’s natural salty snack. Combine the two, and you’ve got the pinnacle of salty-sweet snacks in the most basic form that nature intended.

These Honey Roasted Nuts are a handful of honey-kissed delight. With the perfect balance of salty and sweet, they are wonderfully satisfying to your snack attack cravings. They’ve even got a bit of heat that kicks in when you least expect it, spicing up your snacking experience. These aren’t your ordinary store-bought honey roasted peanuts; they’re fresh from the oven, made with real honey, and packing more flavor in one peanut than a whole jar of the store-bought stuff.

Besides being delicious, these nuts are quick and easy to make. Mix up the ingredients and give it a nice and toasty roast, and you’ve got yourself a snack. They’re the perfect finger food for Super Bowl celebrations, or for late-night self-indulging. To share or not to share? That’s up to you, my little cookies.

A Few Tips Before You Get Cooking:

  1. I used mixed nuts, but you can use whatever nut is your favorite. After testing all the nuts, I found peanuts to be the most delicious. The cashews were pretty bangin’ too.
  2. Don’t like heat? Skip the cayenne!
  3. This is the perfect portion for one or two people. If your making this for a party or crowd, double (or even triple) the recipe.

Honey Roasted Nuts

By The Smart Cookie Cook

What You Need:

  • 1 cup nuts (recommended: peanuts, cashews, or a mix)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. kosher salt (depending on how salty you like it)

To Serve it Up:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combing honey, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt. Stir in the nuts until evenly coated.
  3. Pour the honey-coated nuts onto the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool then transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy. Nuts can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

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Colleen Bierstine


  1. I made some of these over the holidays and they were absolutely delicious. You are just teasing me now by posting these again. I’m only eating veggies…but maybe just a few more nuts :)

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