Hickory Honey Pepper Nuts Hickory Honey Pepper Nuts

Photography by Michael Alberstat

Just a touch of liquid smoke, found in the condiment section of your grocery store, adds irresistibly rich and smoky flavour to these sweetened nuts. Any combination of nuts, such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts, can be used.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 45 minutes



In saucepan, bring brown sugar, oil, honey, pepper and 3 tbsp water to boil; cook for 2 minutes.

In large bowl, mix nuts with brown sugar mixture until coated; stir in salt and liquid smoke. Spread on parchment paper–lined baking sheet.

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven, stirring 3 times, until deep golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely on pan, stirring and breaking up nuts often to prevent clumps. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

Makes about 4 cups.

Nutritional facts per tbsp: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 19 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 58.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 45 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g


  • Iron 2.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Calcium 1.0
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Hickory Honey Pepper Nuts