Friday, 15 July 2016

Sweet and Salty Honey Roasted Nuts

Here's a really simple recipe I made last week as a birthday present. Sweet from honey but with a salty tang from sea salt, these nuts taste awesome. Don't use peanuts still in their skin though, as the honey caramel doesn't stick to them after roasting! I used a bag of mixed nuts, containing peanuts, almonds, walnuts and Brazil nuts, and they were all delicious. I'm sure cashews would also work really well. Store them in an airtight jar, but if they're like the ones I made, they'll be devoured speedily! If you like your nuts extra salty, add more sea salt to taste :)

Makes 1 large jar (around 500g)


  • 400g (around 2 1/2 cups) mixed nuts (natural i.e. not roasted) - I used a combination of almonds, walnuts and peanuts
  • 175g (1/2 cup) honey (i used a set honey, but runny honey should also work)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 30g (2 tbsp) butter
  • 1-2 tsp coarsely ground sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 160c/ 320f/ gas mark 3. Add the butter, honey, cinnamon and 1 tsp sea salt to a saucepan and place on a medium heat. Heat until all of the butter has melted, then leave bubbling for 2-3 minutes. 

2. In a mixing bowl add all of the nuts, then pour over the honey/butter mixture. Stir to combine.

3. Pour onto a large baking tray lined with baking parchment. Bake the nuts for 10 minutes. Stir the nuts (to prevent the ones on edge of the tray from catching), then bake for another 10 minutes. Leave the nuts to cool for 20-30 minutes.

4. Break the nuts apart - this is time consuming but the end result is so good, you'll be glad you did it! 

5. Sprinkle the granulated sugar and the other teaspoon of salt over the nuts.

6. Enjoy!

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  1. I love honey and nuts so it's perfect combination for me:)

  2. Oh wow - I want this now. Looks amazing! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉