Curried Nuts With Honey

Curried Nuts With Honey

Nuts are a simple and delicious nibble to serve at your holiday parties. And while I truly enjoy nuts just straight out of the shell, there’s something about roasted nuts that are really special.

Have you ever walked through the mall and smelled the roasted cinnamon nuts that seem to permeate the air when a fresh batch in being made? Hard to resist, right?

These nuts are just like that.

For this recipe I chose pecans, walnuts and almonds, but you can pick pick whatever nuts you like. The curry spice lends itself well to just about any nut I can think of.

A little butter mixed with honey and a generous amount of curry powder makes these nuts truly memorable.

Loaded into mason jars as gifts or piled high in a festive dish as an appetizer, you really can’t go wrong serving these to your friends and family this holiday season!

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Curried Nuts With Honey
Recipe type: appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
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Curried nuts with a touch of honey. Excellent for gifting and munching!
  • 3 cups assorted nuts, shelled
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 5 tsp curry powder in total (3 tsp and 2 tsp divided)
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊ.
  2. In a large mixing bowl gently toss nuts, honey, butter, 3 tsp of curry powder and salt. Mix well to coat but be gentle as to not break the nuts.
  3. Pour nuts on a cookie sheet. (use an old beat up one) Bake for 12-15 minutes. Be sure to mix the nuts around a bit several times while baking. Keep an eye on them and don't let them get too dark. They go from wonderful to burnt very quickly.
  4. Pour finished nuts on a sheet of tin foil. Sprinkle remaining 2 tsp of curry powder on top of nuts. Toss around to coat. Allow to cool and serve.


  1. Oh My! Those nuts look delicious Melanie and I really like the pic of the final product in one of your ‘new to you’ Pyrex bowls!! I frequent a Navy Exchange and they have seasonal or periodic vendors that tour different stores for short periods and one of those vendors sells fresh roasted nuts and the smell is wonderful and draws you in as soon as you enter the building. Very, very hard to resist and I can’t wait to sample this recipe!!

    • Can I tell you how much I love that little bowl? Tiffany Blue. Swoon. And yes, those roasting nuts draw you in like a shepherd’s hook. It’s futile to resist!

  2. YUM!!! These pictures are beautiful…LOVE the new bowls!!!!

  3. Laurie W.--MA says:

    I am lovin’ this “small” Beautiful Bites series! Traveling for Christmas and these would pack so well. Don’t you think pistachios, with the green color, would work, too? Got a particularly good bag at Ocean State Job Lot and I don’t mind shelling them.

    • Yes! The pistachios and curry would taste great together. I think there’s a higher fat content in pistachios, so keep a good eye on them and take them out before they get too dark. Let me know if you go that route. Oh, also, they’re usually salted so skip the additional salt. πŸ™‚

      • Laurie W.--MA says:

        Did an experimental batch of the curry nuts to try out on family (adults) this weekend (skipped the pistachios–agree: too salty). Also made a small batch of a honey-cinnamon roasted nuts recipe I had found on line. So we did a taste test and your curried nuts won hands down! I think partly it’s because they are roasted with the honey curry mixture already on so the coating and the nuts stayed crisp. The other recipe roasts the nuts plain, stirs them into a boiled sugar syrup mixture to soak it in, then they are tossed in cinnamon sugar. They were tasty (and sweet!), but the nut texture was kind of soft. And you are right about keeping an eye on those little guys in the oven–they can overcook in seconds. Highly recommend and many thanks for sharing the recipe!

        • I am so glad you liked them! I like the sweet recipes too, but this version is just a simple toss together recipe that can be made at the last minute. And this time of year, we need some go to easy recipes!!

  4. I like that your spiced nuts recipe is so much simpler than many I’ve seen out there. Curry is a brilliant spice mix, isn’t it?

    • Thanks Jayne! Yes, these are way simple. I think the curry is complex enough that it doesn’t need much more to make it shine. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. Less time to fuss and more time to enjoy!

  5. I don’t know if I have ever used curry… i know right?! I have some freshly picked pecans we need to shell… I may have to try this out on them. Do you think only having one nut variety would effect the fun of the recipe or would it be fine with just one? Thanks.

    (Loving this new blog and the new bowls so much)
    *wondering where I can get a tiffany blue ANYTHING!

  6. Yum! Can’t wait to try these! Bought some similar at an organic grocery store- but don’t want to pay the $$$
    Thanks for posting!

  7. Rebekah Haferbecker says:

    These are awesome and so easy! My suggestion is to use parchment paper on the cookie sheet it worked perfectly! No mess and it was super easy to transfer the nuts to the foil.


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