Sweet and Savory Mixed Nuts

Make these simple sweet and savory nuts in 15 minutes. Let them cool completely before eating.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups mixed nuts


  • In heavy saucepan, melt butter with brown sugar, salt, cayenne pepper, white pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook mixture over low heat until blended, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Off heat, add nuts, and stir to coat.
  • Arrange nuts in single layer on a flat microwave-safe dish. Microwave the mixture on high power for 5–9 minutes, stirring three times during cooking, until nuts are darkened and crisp and butter is absorbed.
  • Cool on parchment and store in an airtight container.