The Best Gourmet Glazed Nuts: Love Nuts


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Sweet and Spicy Gourmet Nut Mix

Who doesn’t Gourmet Glazed nuts?  Crunch on the perfect combination of sweet, salty, bold, and flavorful- with a little kick of chipotle spice.  You will love this top rated nut recipe because they are simple to make – and decadent to enjoy.  Sweet and savory, spicy party nuts.  Even more- they make your house smell amazing.

Love Nuts?

But what exactly, are ‘Love Nuts’?  If you guessed it’s a reference to that piece of human anatomy that a lot of famous people grab on stage, you are entirely on track.  Nuts, as in Balls, Knackers, Family Jewels, Stones, Rocks, Nuggets…this list of slang endearments goes on and on…but, Love Nuts?

Sad Nad

Also called ‘Blue Balls’ these sad little ‘nads’ almost made it to home plate- but ended in a make-out/strike-out.  Surely, Love Nuts, with such a charming and romantic name, cannot be named after unconsummated love, (or lust)?  Oh yes, they can!  Fans of this blog know us for Great Food…and Very bad names.

So, we have come Full-Circle (Pardon the pun), and we have to acknowledge that new and clever names for nuts, (‘Happy Sacks’, ‘Low-hangers’ or ‘Questicles’) are always fresh and changing…. but the pain of unrequited love, lust or ‘inspiration’ is ….evergreen


  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Olive Oil
  • Real Maple Syrup
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Orange Juice
  • Chipotle Powder
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Kosher Salt
  • Orange Peel
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Prepared Baking Sheet (Parchment Paper or Silicone)

These Love Nuts will not disappoint

Out with the ‘Blue Balls’ and In with the ‘Love Nuts’?   Easy for me to say…. but we can promise that this is ridiculously tasty.  Roasted and glazed pecans, walnuts, almonds, and cashews will not leave you unsatisfied or swollen! (Unless you have allergies)


Why will I want to make this Sweet and Salty nut recipe?

  • These nuts are a perfect snack that is absolutely delicious – Savory, spicy and salty.
  • These toasty nuts are dairy-free, and gluten-free
  • Great for gifts

Are nuts good for gift giving ?

Our Gourmet Glazed nuts with maple syrup have been a popular gift item during the holiday season, and for good reason.   These easy glazed nuts are irresistible!

Nuts are a versatile and delicious addition to any gift basket or stocking. Simple for you to make and gift.

Nuts are healthful

One of the main benefits of giving nuts as a holiday gift is their health benefits. Nuts are packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, making them a filling snack that can help curb hunger and maintain energy levels.

They are also rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, magnesium, and selenium. This can be especially important during the winter months when cold and flu season is in full swing.

In addition, Nuts come in a variety of forms, from spiced glazed nuts to roasted mixed nuts and cinnamon glazed candied pecans, making them a perfect addition to any gift basket, decorated mason jar, or care package.

Make this recipe :  Gourmet Glazed nuts with Cranberries, Maple, Orange, Rosemary, and Chipotle

Love Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Gourmet Nut mix

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 16

Author: Pat Myaz

  • Baking sheet
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • cup Real Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup Light brown sugar
  • ½ cup Orange juice
  • 2 tsp Chipotle powder
  • 4 tbsp Finely chopped Rosemary
  • 3 tbsp Koser salt
  • ½ tbsp Orange Peel
  • ¾ cup Dried Cranberries

Combine the Nuts

Add Glaze

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine Oil, Maple syrup, Brown sugar, Orange juice, Chipotle powder, Rosemary, Salt, and Orange Peel
  • Pour the glaze on the nuts and mix well on the cookie sheet
  • Bake for 10 minutes, open the oven and stir the nuts
  • Bake for an additional 10 minutes, and then Stir again
  • Bake for 5 minutes more
  • Remove from the oven
  • Stir in Dried Cranberries and Salt
  • Taste the nuts, and add additional salt or Chipotle seasoning to meet your preference
  • Let cool slightly, and transfer to a serving tray or tin

Aphrodesi’hacks’ for Gourmet Glazed Nuts Recipe

  • If you want to make your party more fun and festive – just add nuts! Make sweet and spicy Party nuts recipe
  • For the most delicious homemade spiced nuts, buy unsalted, unroasted raw nuts.  We have the salting and roasting covered in this recipe
  • Buy your nuts in bulk on Amazon, or at Costco, and save
  • You will love this homemade roasted nuts recipe for your Thanksgiving or Christmas entertaining menu.  Transfer the nuts to a Holiday serving tray. The Rosemary and dried cranberries really set a festive tone.
  • These party nuts make a delicious homemade gift that your friends and family will rave about. Let the spiced party nuts cool completely and transfer the mixed nuts to a beautiful tin or airtight container –  a bow, and you are ready to go!
  • Gourmet Glazed nuts are sticky- stir the nuts right out of the oven. The nuts are coated with sweet, salty spicy goodness.  A decadent Holiday snack
  • Use a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up.
  • Store nuts in a sealed container

Mix It Up

  • Change up the nuts- Substitute your favorites like Macadamia nuts, Hazel nuts, and Pistachios in to the nut mixture…you choose
  • This recipe is calibrated to please a broad audience.  Add more drama and amp up these nuts with an extra teaspoon of chipotle powder after their out of the oven.  The sweet and spicy combination is addictive!   In the end, your family will give you a 5 star review
  • Try Love Nuts as a delicious Ice cream topping


for Gourmet Maple Spiced Mixed Nuts

What the FAQ?

What nuts are good for a gourmet mix?

Walnuts, Pecans, Pistachios, Macadamias, Almonds Cashews, Hazelnuts, even Brazil nuts- all make a great combination. In addition, the variety adds a great depth of flavor.

What makes gourmet nuts taste spicy?

Delicious sweet ingredients balance Chipotle Pepper, or Cayenne.  In addition, the nuts are usually evenly coated with Kosher salt.

How are gourmet nuts roasted?

You spread the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Cook the nuts at 350 for approximately 15 minutes,.  Stir the nuts every 5 minutes.

Can fruit be used in a gourmet nuts mix?

Dried fruits can add color, texture and sweetness to a spiced nut recipe.  You will love the way they taste and look at the mix.

This article originally appeared on CussKitchen and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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