Chai Spiced Nuts

Beautiful food photography: three jars filled with a medley of sweet mixed nuts, perfect for snacking. Recipe made using Tetley Chai tea.

Spiced just right, these sweet mixed nuts are a perfect snack. But be warned, they’re very addictive!

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Total time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy


  • 4 Chai Tea tea bags
  • 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) water
  • 3 cups (750 L) mixed nuts such as almonds, pecans, peanuts, cashews, and hazelnuts
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) kosher salt


  1. Open tea bags and remove leaves. Set aside. Heat sugar and water in a 12-inch (30 cm) skillet set over medium heat. Cook, stirring and swirling pan occasionally for 3-5 minutes or until sugar melts and mixture boils.
  2. Add nuts, tea, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until nuts are well coated and pan is completely dry.
  3. Spoon onto baking sheet lined with parchment. Cool completely.


  • This recipe makes the perfect holiday and hostess gift.
  • Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Per serving: 251 calories, 17 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre, 12.5 g sugar, 6 g protein.