Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Melange de Noix Epices (Spiced Nut Mix)

This fun little melange de noix comes from The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz. I omitted the pretzels that he calls for and the end product was, well...vraiement magnifique!

Difficulty Level: Facile

What you need:

  • 1 cup raw nuts (I used a mix of almonds, walnuts, peanuts and brazil nuts)
  • 2 tsp. vegan margarine
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spread nuts on a baking sheet. Toast for 7-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the margarine, brown sugar, cinnamon, chili powder, maple syrup and cocoa.
  3. Stir the warm nuts into the spice mixture. Coat completely and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Place them back in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, until the nuts are glazed and brown.
Serve to friends this holiday season. Bon Appetit!


  1. They looks like a lovely afternoon snack and so simple to prepare!

  2. Thanks Mandee. It's a keeper, for sure!

  3. The cocoa is an interesting addition. I will keep this in mind for the holidays. Thanks for sharing it.


  4. Ali-Yes the cocoa surprised me at first.

  5. Now this I really like. With holiday season upon us, it's time to break out the spicy nuts!

  6. Ciao Rowena! Yes, the spicy and sweet is a perfect combo!