Spicy Mixed Nuts

I love bar nuts.  No, not the people that hang out at the bar but the peanuts or mixed nuts.  Not many places even put them out anymore so I like to make them at home, just to snack on.  At midnight or two in the morning, not that I do that I’m just sayin’.

You’ll want to have some on hand for your next bonfire or card game or hey, even watching Duck Dynasty re-runs.  I guarantee they will be gone before the party starts to get too lively 😉

They are quick, easy to make and you can buy a can of mixed nuts (check the date) at the dollar store.  Woot!  I love a cheap snack.  So let’s make a batch.  I mean who doesn’t love nuts right?

Spicy Mixed Nuts

2 T. melted butter
1 T. hot sauce (I used Frank’s original Red Hot)
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
1 T. worcestershire sauce
1/4 t. salt (optional)
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. ground mustard
1 t. ground rosemary
1 1/2 t. Old Bay seasoning
1 can (9.5 oz) mixed nuts

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Mix the cayenne pepper, salt, garlic powder, ground mustard, rosemary and Old Bay in a small dish.  Whisk together.  Set aside.
spicy nut mix

Melt the butter in a cup.  Add the hot sauce and the worcestershire sauce.
spicy nut butter mix

Put the mixed nuts in a large mixing bowl.  Sprinkle the dry ingredients onto the nuts.  Pour the butter mixture over the nuts and stir until everything is coated evenly.
spicy nuts

Spread nuts on a baking sheet.  Try to space them apart from each other.  You want your nuts spread out…ha! 😉
spicy nuts

Bake for 20-22 minutes, stirring halfway through baking.

These are not too spicy or hot in my opinion.  In fact, I would make them much hotter/spicier next time.  So, if you don’t like much heat, these would be perfect for you.  If you would like them hotter add more cayenne and less butter, more hot sauce.
spicy nuts

Let cool for about an hour and store in an airtight container.  Have a great weekend y’all!


About Suzie

My name is Suzie. I'm married and have a son in the Army. I enjoy cooking, country life, reading and my animals, hence the name of this blog. My two German Shepherds are underfoot anytime I'm cooking ;) Oh, I'm also addicted to Food Network Channel.
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26 Responses to Spicy Mixed Nuts

  1. Love bar nuts, these sound delicious!

  2. Oooooo… I’ve done almonds and grapeseed oil with 2 Tbsp of a spice mixture, but this looks like you have much more complex flavors going on here!

  3. Sam says:

    We have a local restaurant that puts them out on the tables. OMG, I could eat the whole thing myself. These would actually be perfect for my breaks at work.

  4. biz319 says:

    You had me at Frank’s Hot Sauce! Yum!!

  5. So simple but I bet they are totally addictive!

  6. MisBehaved Woman says:

    “Who doesn’t love nuts?” Steve, of course!! Oh well no matter…I can make ’em and there’ll just be more for me this weekend! Sometimes it’s good to not have to share, eh? 😀

  7. Haha these bar nuts look absolutely religious, we get them in packets here called beer nuts 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. Sarah says:

    oh yum! love spiced nuts.

  9. I’m all over these—the dangerous thing is I could see myself absentmindedly tossing them back and eating the entiiiire jar! I would’ve never thought to use old bay and you’ve intrigued me…I bet it adds a really nice dimension to it….hope you have a grrreat weekend yourself, Suzie!!! lovelovelove!!!

    • Suzie says:

      You have an awesome weekend too!! I use Old Bay on everything….corn on the cob, low country boil, popcorn….big O.B. fan here 😀

  10. Yum! What a delicious recipe, and so simple, I know I would love the flavours! I will have to watch out for some cheap nuts and give it a go 🙂

  11. bec {daisy and the fox} says:

    yum! these nuts look so nourish!! and love the range of flavours 🙂

  12. One thing Tom loves is snack food and spice. I will have to make a batch of these because he doesn’t think he likes Old Bay (and I love it) and I think these might change his mind.

    • Suzie says:

      I think these would change his mind Rhonda, if you look at my comment above I use it for many things. John likes it, so I’m sure you could get Tom to like it 🙂

  13. Veronica says:

    Great recipe, Suzie! I really gotta get my hands on some Old Bay seasoning. Can you believe I’ve never bought or had it? I know!

  14. Joanne says:

    I love bar nuts also but you’re right…not enough places serve them any more! Too bad because they are super tasty. Definitely need to try them at home!

  15. Those must be addictive!

  16. i’ve got my stomach grumbled by reading this post….
    i guess szechuam peppercorn just make this perfect for my licking….

  17. eliotthecat says:

    Bar nuts?!?!?!?! LOL You made me smile. Love the spices here. This is a perfect patio-sitting nibble. Gotta make some soon!

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