Back in the summer I hosted a canning party for a small group of girls, and a few of them brought along snacks to sustain us as we toiled over the boiling water and jars in front of us. Cheese, crackers, cookies, dips…..and these nuts.

That was the first day I met my fellow food blogger and Twitter pal, Leah, face to face. She was responsible for these macadamias and as soon as I popped one in my mouth, I knew we’d be friends!

If you enjoy Indian-inspired flavors, these are incredibly addictive.  I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever had a nut I enjoyed this much. For real.

Great to nibble on while drinking cocktails, scatter little bowls of them around your next party and watch them disappear. I know that’s what I’m going to do!


Spiced Macadamia Nuts

Makes 2 cups. From Party Nuts via So How's it Taste.


1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups macadamia nuts
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to 250. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the oil and nuts in a medium-sized bowl and toss until well coated. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well to coat evenly. Transfer the nuts to the prepared sheet and arrange in a single layer. Bake until lightly browned, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove from oven, immediately loosen the nuts with a spatula, and set aside to cool before serving.

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10 Responses to “Spiced Macadamia Nuts”

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    Blog is the New Black — December 27, 2010 @ 5:00 am

    I love macadamia nuts, and don’t eat or buy them nearly enough! This sounds like a great way to enjoy them!

    • Beth replied: — December 27th, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

      I know, they are sooo good. I probably hadn’t bought any in years until I bought 2 jars to make this recipe. I’m trying to save this batch for a party in 2 days but I can’t seem to quit eating them myself!

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    Leah — December 27, 2010 @ 8:33 am

    Mmm, these are so good. Friendship because of food, gotta love it! Thanks for the shout out, too!

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    ashleynashville3 — December 27, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    these look delic! gotta try my hand at them soon.

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    Kate (Southern Belle Simple) — January 6, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    These sound so good…I love making flavored nuts….any chance you’re doing a repeat of the canning party in 2011?

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    Melisa — December 18, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    Just made these and agree…hard to keep from eating them myself. The macadamias balance the spiciness perfectly. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Beth replied: — December 18th, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

      I was just sitting here contemplating whether to put macadamias on my grocery list for this week. I want some SOOOO bad, but I’m afraid I’ll gobble them all up too fast! Glad you enjoyed :-)

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    Caroline — February 4, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    For any of you Brits reading this, I think the temperature shown in this recipe is farenheit! So it should be 100 on our ovens! Oh well better start over!
    In London UK

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