Maple Sriracha Roasted Nuts are a little sweet and a little spicy. They’re perfect for snacking or enjoying at happy hour!
Maple Sriracha Nuts are super easy to make, and everyone loves them! You just need 4 ingredients (maple syrup, sriracha, nuts, and salt) and 10–12 minutes for the nuts to roast in the oven. They’re the perfect party snack, or really anytime snack—it’s hard to stop eating them!
I love serving them while football games are on tv, and I’ve also added them to a cheese board before. The sweet and salty flavors pair perfectly with beer or pop. They would be a great snack for the Super Bowl!
Also, your home will smell AMAZING while these nuts are roasting. Everyone will come running—speaking from experience!
- Almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, or pistachios are all great choices for this recipe. Make sure they are unsalted and unroasted, since we’ll be adding salt and roasting them. Choose one variety or use a mix.
- Maple syrup adds sweetness. Use the real stuff if you have it! You can also substitute honey.
- Sriracha delivers the spice! The nuts are not overly spicy, so add a little more if you like some extra kick.
- The salt perfectly balances the sweetness of the maple syrup.
How to make maple sriracha roasted nuts
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. This is an important step—you don’t want to be scraping caramelized maple syrup off of a sheet pan!
Next, preheat the oven to 375°F and place the nuts in a large bowl. I used cashews and almonds, but you could also make this with pecans, walnuts, or even pistachios.
Stir together the maple syrup, sriracha, and salt. I used two tablespoons of sriracha in my recipe, which made them lightly spicy to my palate. If you’re a fan of spicy, add another tablespoon, or decrease it to one tablespoon if spice isn’t your thing.
Pour the maple syrup mixture over the nuts and toss to coat. Arrange the nuts in a single layer on the prepared sheet pan, and roast for 10–12 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
Let cool for 15 minutes, then remove them from the pan, breaking them up with your hands if they’re sticking together.
Frequently Asked Questions
To freeze nuts, place them in a resealable freezer bag, and freeze for up to 6 months.
Any nut will benefit from the roasting process. For this recipe, I like cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans, or pistachios.
Yes! Substitute an equal amount of either honey or agave in place of the maple syrup.
Add one-quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the sriracha mixture to make the roasted nuts extra spicy.
How to store roasted nuts
Roasted nuts can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for several weeks.
To store them longer, place them in an airtight container or resealable freezer bag, and freeze for up to 6 months.
To defrost, let the nuts sit at room temperature for several hours.
If you’re hunting for a recipe that’s even sweeter, these Cinnamon Roasted Nuts are amazing!
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Maple Sriracha Roasted Nuts
- 2 cups unsalted nuts (such as almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, or a mix)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons sriracha
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Place the nuts in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, sriracha, and kosher salt. Pour over the nuts. Toss to combine.
- Spread the nuts in a single layer on the lined baking sheet.
- Roast for 10–12 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Use your hands to break apart any nuts that are stuck together. Transfer to a serving dish and serve.