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  1. Love a good charcuterie board?
  2. Watch how to make this nut mix recipe
  3. Fall Spiced Nut Mix Recipe

A great spiced nut is one of the first things people gravitate towards. A good mix of sweet, salty, and warm fall spices is what makes this recipe irresistible.

When choosing a nut mix, make sure to pick a fancy grade. “Fancy” lets you know the meat of the nut will be larger. The larger pieces latch onto the sugar-spice blend and are more of a special treat.

The blend of spices in this recipe is not the usual fall blend because uses Garam masala: a blend of cumin, coriander, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, and nutmeg. The mix is rich and full and evokes a warm blend, perfect for the cooler fall season.

Close up view of spiced nut mix sitting on charcuterie board amongst red stuffed peppers, olives, dried fruit, and blue cheese

Love a good charcuterie board?

Make sure to check out all of my epic fall charcuterie board recipes:

Watch how to make this nut mix recipe

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Top down view of a fall spiced nut mix sitting on wood board surrounded by dried fruits, cheese, and meats

Fall Spiced Nut Mix

5 from 8 votes
This recipe for fall-inspired spiced nuts is a combination of the best flavors of the season! With some sweetness from brown sugar and a hit of spice from Garam masala and cardamom, any partaker will find it hard to stop snacking!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups mixed unsalted nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Pour nuts onto a greased and parchment-lined baking sheet. Set aside until ready to use.
    3 cups mixed unsalted nuts
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, water, Garam masala, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt. Mix to combine. Pour over nuts and mix to evenly coat nuts in the mixture.
    2 tbsp brown sugar, 3 tbsp maple syrup, 2 tsp Garam masala, 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp cardamom, 2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp water
  • Roast in the preheated oven, stirring every 7 minutes until the sugar caramelizes and coats the nuts, 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and continue to stir every 10 minutes until the nuts have cooled and the sugar hardens, 20 minutes.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 12.4gProtein: 6.4gFat: 17.5gSaturated Fat: 2.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11.3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 390mgPotassium: 225.1mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 6.1gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 37.6mgIron: 1.3mg
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Baking

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  1. These are delicious! I need help though, I separated them when cooled then I put them in a storage container and they all clumped together again. Any suggestions?

  2. 5 stars
    I made these for Thanksgiving as part of a charcuterie board. People loved them! The flavor of the spices is unique and delicious! Give them a try!

  3. 5 stars
    Easy and delicious! This was out of comfort zone because it’s not spices I normally use. So happy I tried this recipe! Looking forward to serving it as part of our Christmas cookie party charcuterie board! Thank you Kaleb!

  4. 5 stars
    These are amazing. I do not have maple syrup so I used molasses. Definitely something I will make again and again. My husband loves nuts so this was a surprise that he loved. He asked me to not lose the recipe. Winner and this hit it out of the park.

  5. 5 stars
    I absolutely adored the smell while these were in the oven. Simple and easy to make, but the end result is so worth it! The flavors are perfect! @Kaleb…you would be proud of me, I didn’t forget the salt 😉 love love love watching the video that accompanied this recipe.! It made prep work a breeze.