Sweet and Spicy Nuts

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon water
1 Pound fancy pecan halves or fancy mixed nuts
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Sugar In The Raw Turbinado sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (omit if using salted nuts)


  1. Warm honey and water; do not allow to boil. Mix well and cool to room temperature.

  2. In a small bowl combine1/2 cup of Sugar In The Raw and spices.

  3. In a large mixing bowl combine honey and nuts. Toss well until nuts are thoroughly coated and no honey syrup remains in the bottom of the bowl. Toss nuts quickly and thoroughly with sugar/spice mix.

  4. Spread nut mixture on parchment-lined baking sheet.

  5. Bake in a preheated 350'F oven for 5 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and separate nuts with a spoon (they will begin to clump together as sugar begins to melt).

  7. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons of Sugar In The Raw.

  8. Continue baking 5 to 7 minutes more until nuts are browned and crystallized..