Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Coffee cardamom mixed nuts

If you're looking for something tasty to snack on while your family gathers around to play games and work on puzzles this winter, look no further than these cocoa cardamom nuts.

Cardamom is my newest "spice obsession" that I've seen pop up more and more in bakeries and restaurant menus. Cardamom brings a level of earthiness and warmth that really complements the cocoa to deliver savory-sweetness.

I also added espresso powder to the nuts. Espresso powder is known to enhance and intensify chocolate flavors.

You can use whatever nuts you like! I used a mixture of almonds, walnuts, and cashews because that's what I had at home. But feel free to use just almonds, or you could even use pecans and peanuts.

What I really like about these nuts is they'll satisfy your sweet tooth without sending you on a sugar rush. Also, they're extremely easy to make. I only used one bowl! 

Coffee cardamom mixed nuts


  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pound mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, beat egg white and vanilla extract together until frothy.
  3. Add nuts to mixture and stir to coat evenly.
  4. Add sugar to bowl and stir until nuts are evenly coated. Repeat with cocoa powder, espresso powder, cardamom, and salt.
  5. Transfer nuts to baking sheet and spread in even layer.
  6. Roast about 40 minutes, making sure to stir nuts every 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet.

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