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Spiced Christmas Nuts Recipe

By March 26, 2022Christmas, Recipes
Spiced Christmas Nuts Recipe - Julie Goodwin

Makes 500g

Prep time | 5 minutes
Cooking time | 20 minutes


• ½ cup caster sugar
• 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
• 1 teaspoon salt
• ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
• ½ teaspoon ground chilli
• ½ teaspoon cinnamon
• 2 egg whites
• 500g packet unsalted mixed nuts


1. Preheat oven to 160°C.  Line an oven tray with baking paper.

2. In a bowl, combine the sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, chilli and cinnamon.

3. In a second bowl, beat the eggs whites until they are frothy.  Toss the nuts, a small handful at a time,  in the egg whites and then in the spices.  Place on the oven tray and bake for 20 minutes.  Allow to cool on the tray –they will harden as they cool.

This tasty snack will keep in an airtight container in the cupboard for months.

Note:  Leave out the chilli if you like, or substitute your favourite spices.

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Sue says:

    Looking for Julie’s recipe from Christmas 2011 for a corn side dish. Easy & delicious but since moved house & lost. Googled but can’t find it !

    • Julie says:

      Corn pudding
      Serves 8-12 as part of a Christmas banquet
      Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes
      1 x 400g tin sweet corn kernels
      1 x 400g tin creamed corn
      1/3 cup self-raising flour
      ½ teaspoon salt
      ¼ teaspoon finely ground white pepper
      5 eggs, lightly beaten
      400ml milk
      300ml thickened cream
      Preheat oven to 180*C. Lightly grease a 30cm x 20cm (approx.) glass or ceramic baking dish.
      In a large bowl, combine the corn then stir through the flour, salt and pepper. Add the eggs, milk and cream and mix well.
      Place the mixture in the baking dish and bake for 25 minutes or until the top is golden and the mixture set.