Hot and Spicy Almonds

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “I adopted this recipe a while ago and have changed the amount of salt. The original recipe called for 1/2 cup which seemed far too much.”


  • 1/4 cupunsalted butter
  • 2tablespoonsWorcestershire sauce
  • 1teaspooncumin, Ground
  • 1/2 teaspoonsugar
  • 1teaspoongarlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspooncayenne powder
  • 3cupsnatural almonds
  • sea salt, to taste
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt the butter in a medium-size saucepan.
  • Add worcestershire sauce, cumin, sugar, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.
  • Cook over low heat for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Add the nuts and stir to coat evenly with seasonings.
  • Spread the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and toast for 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Remove from the oven and toss with sea salt.
  • Cool.
  • Reviews

  • “I loved the combination of spices, but the 1/2 cup salt was too much.Will try again with less salt.Thanks for posting.”

  • “I only used 1 cup of almonds as I am by myself at the moment! I still used the full amount of cayenne pepper and cumin however, as I love spicy things. These were delicious and so easy to make. I added sea salt to taste and also a sprinkling of smoked paprika for an extra depth of flavour, Made for Hot and Spicy in the Photos forum, merci HappyBunny! FT:-)”

  • “What a great way to jazz up almonds!Just added a sprinkle of salt, instead of 1/2 cup, still tasted awesome.I will definitely be stocking up on these before Christmas.Thanks for posting!”

  • “These tasted awesome, it is a great basic spice mixture! Next time I’ll start with 1/8 cup of salt, adding more as needed, a speck more sugar, and a few drops of liquid smoke. “