Hot and Spicy Nuts

Serve these at a cocktail party as an alternative to plain salted nuts. They are also delicious stirred into trail mix.

Serves: 20Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 20


  • 2½ cups skin-on almonds or mixed nuts
  • 1 tsp. canola oil
  • ½ tsp. ground jalapeño
  • ½ tsp. powdered garlic
  • ½ tsp. ground cayenne
  • ½ tsp. ground chipotle
  • ½ tsp. ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  • Place the nuts into a 4-quart slow cooker. Drizzle with oil. Stir. Add the spices, and then stir again to distribute the seasoning evenly.
  • Cook on low for 1 hour, covered; then uncover and cook on low for 15 minutes or until the nuts look dry.