Make Ahead Chipotle Smoky Nut Mix

Whether you are entertaining for the holidays or just need a snack to munch on make this smoky nut mix. Whole almonds and pecan halves are glazed in a stoutly sweet, smoky blend of molasses and chipotle pepper sauce.

Smoky Nut Mix Recipe lizbushong.comHoney and chipotle sauce with a little bit of sugar is heated over medium heat. While the sugar melts, whole almonds and pecan halves are added and coated with glaze.

In a preheated 300 degree oven the nuts are toasted on a baking sheet for 20 minutes.  While nuts are warm, sprinkle with smoked sea salt. McCormick makes a great smoked sea salt in a grinder form. 

Great appetizer for buffet tables and charcuteries.

Chipotle Smoky Nut mIx recipe, lizbushong.comRecipe for Chipotle Smoky Nuts 


Make Ahead Chipotle Smoky Nut Mix

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer-nuts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American



1/4 cup molasses or honey

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 to 2 tablespoons chipotle pepper sauce- personal preference.

1 cup pecan halves

2 cups whole almonds

Smoked Sea Salt- McCormick


  1. Preheat oven 300. Lightly grease baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In medium saucepan, add first three ingredients stir until sugar is melted over medium heat.
  3. Stir often to prevent burning.  Add nuts, stir to coat.
  4. Spread coated nuts on baking sheet.
  5. Bake in 300 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Stir at 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and baking sheet to cool.
  7. Sprinkle with grated smoked sea salt.

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