Chili Hazelnuts Recipe - A Spicy and Delicious Snack from USA

Chili Hazelnuts

Chili Hazelnuts Recipe - A Spicy and Delicious Snack from USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 6


Chili Hazelnuts
Chili Hazelnuts

Chili Hazelnuts are a delicious and spicy snack that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of crunchy hazelnuts with a kick of chili powder makes for a unique and flavorful treat that is sure to impress your guests.


Chili Hazelnuts have been enjoyed for centuries as a popular snack in many cultures around the world. The combination of spicy chili powder with the rich and nutty flavor of hazelnuts has been a winning combination for generations.


How to prepare

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the chili powder, salt, and hazelnuts.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a shallow baking pan.
  3. Bake in an oven preheated to 275°F (135°C) for 20 minutes.


  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for an extra spicy kick.
  • Mix in some honey or maple syrup for a sweet and spicy flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to stir the hazelnuts constantly while cooking to prevent burning.

- Adjust the amount of chili powder to suit your taste preferences.

- Store the chili hazelnuts in an airtight container to keep them fresh and crunchy.

Serving Suggestions

Serve chili hazelnuts as a snack on their own or as a topping for salads or soups.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

Use almonds or cashews instead of hazelnuts.

- Use butter instead of margarine.

Make Ahead Tips

Chili hazelnuts can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

Presentation Ideas

Serve chili hazelnuts in a decorative bowl or jar for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair chili hazelnuts with a cold beer or a glass of white wine for a delicious snack.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store chili hazelnuts in an airtight container at room temperature. Reheat in the oven at 275°F (135°C) for a few minutes to crisp them up.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 200 per serving


Carbohydrates: 5g per serving


Total Fat: 18g per serving

Saturated Fat: 2g per serving


Protein: 4g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Hazelnuts are a good source of Vitamin E, magnesium, and copper.


Hazelnuts are a tree nut and may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.


Chili Hazelnuts are a nutritious snack that is high in healthy fats, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals.


Chili Hazelnuts are a delicious and nutritious snack that is perfect for any occasion. With a spicy kick of chili powder and the rich flavor of hazelnuts, this recipe is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

How did I get this recipe?

I have a clear memory of the first time I discovered this recipe for Chili Hazelnuts. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl living in a small village in the countryside. My family didn't have much money, so we had to be creative with the ingredients we had on hand.

One day, our neighbor Mrs. Jenkins invited us over for tea. As we sat in her cozy kitchen, sipping on steaming cups of tea, she brought out a small bowl of nuts that had been roasted and coated in a spicy chili powder. The aroma that filled the room was intoxicating, and I couldn't wait to try one.

The first bite was a revelation. The crunchy texture of the hazelnuts combined with the fiery heat of the chili powder was a taste sensation like nothing I had ever experienced before. I immediately asked Mrs. Jenkins for the recipe, and she graciously shared it with me.

From that moment on, Chili Hazelnuts became a staple in my family's home. I would make big batches of them to snack on throughout the week, and they were always a hit with friends and neighbors who came to visit. Over the years, I have perfected the recipe and added my own little twists to make it truly my own.

The key to making Chili Hazelnuts is in the roasting process. You want to start with raw hazelnuts, which you can easily find at your local grocery store. Spread them out on a baking sheet in a single layer, and roast them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown and fragrant.

While the hazelnuts are roasting, you can prepare the chili coating. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, and a pinch of sugar. You can adjust the amounts of each ingredient to suit your taste preferences – I prefer mine on the spicier side, but feel free to tone it down if you're not a fan of heat.

Once the hazelnuts are done roasting, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. While they are still warm, toss them in the chili coating until they are evenly coated. Spread them out on a baking sheet to cool completely, and then store them in an airtight container for up to a week.

I have shared this recipe with countless friends and family members over the years, and it always brings a smile to their faces. There's something special about the combination of crunchy hazelnuts and fiery chili powder that just hits the spot every time. It's the perfect snack to enjoy while watching a movie, reading a book, or just relaxing with a cup of tea.

As I sit here in my kitchen, surrounded by the familiar smells of roasting nuts and spicy chili powder, I can't help but feel grateful for the simple pleasures in life. Cooking has always been a way for me to express my creativity and connect with those I love, and this recipe for Chili Hazelnuts has become a cherished part of my culinary repertoire.

So the next time you're looking for a tasty and satisfying snack, why not give my recipe for Chili Hazelnuts a try? I promise you won't be disappointed. And who knows, maybe one day you'll pass it on to someone special in your life, just like Mrs. Jenkins did for me all those years ago. Happy cooking!


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