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Sweet n’ Spicy Holiday Chestnut Gift

Loading up on chestnuts, adding more interest with pumpkin seeds, and heating it up with cayenne means this is no overdone classic.

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Sweet n’ Spicy Holiday Chestnut Gift

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 Cups
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Amie Valpone


  • 2 cups chestnuts sliced
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon dairy-free butter
  • 1 tablespoon liquid stevia


  • Toast the nuts and seeds in a dry skillet for 3 minutes.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the salt, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, cayenne, and garlic powder.
  • Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the water, butter, and stevia to a boil, whisking every 10 seconds.
  • Drizzle the mixture over the nuts and seeds with a spoon until all liquid is evaporated.
  • Transfer to the bowl of spices and toss to coat.


Nutrition Facts
Sweet n’ Spicy Holiday Chestnut Gift
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 693mg29%
Potassium 560mg16%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 33.2mg40%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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