Spicy Brazil Nuts: A Fiery Snack Sensation

Friends, I have a recipe today that will knock your socks off! As a chef who specializes in Brazilian and American cuisine, I am excited to share with you my latest creation: chilli garlic and Brazil nuts snack recipe. This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, and it’s perfect for any time of day.

Are you looking for a delicious yet healthy snack? Look no further than this Brazil nut recipe. Brazil nuts are incredibly nutritious, containing essential minerals like selenium, which is good for your heart, brain, and immune system. They are also high in healthy fats that keep you full longer while helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Not only are Brazil nuts good for you, but they taste great too! When mixed with chili powder, garlic cloves, flaked sea salt, and butter—my mouth is already salivating! This snack is the ultimate flavor explosion. Trust me when I say that once you try this recipe, it’ll become a staple in your household.

This chilli garlic & Brazil nut snack recipe is bound to elevate your snacking game to new heights. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started on this exciting culinary adventure together.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chilli, Garlic and Brazil Nuts Snack
Chilli, Garlic and Brazil Nuts Snack

Folks, let me tell you something – this chilli, garlic and Brazil nuts snack recipe is like no other snack you’ve ever tasted! You’ll love it for its sweet-spicy combination that will tantalize your taste buds and make you crave for more.

Firstly, let’s talk about the star ingredient – Brazil nuts. Not only are they packed with tons of minerals and vitamins, but they also boast a unique flavor that makes them stand out from other nuts. When combined with the heat of chilli powder and the aroma of garlic, it creates a subtle yet complex flavor profile that’s satisfyingly delicious.

Furthermore, this snack recipe is incredibly versatile. You could munch on them as they are, or toss them into a mixed nut snacking mix or even add them to your favorite chex mix recipe. Trust me when I say – the possibilities are endless!

But wait – there’s more! This recipe is vegan and gluten-free making it accessible to everyone regardless of their dietary restrictions. Plus, with the added benefit of selenium found in Brazil nuts and being able to use organic options for ingredients like olive oil or cashew nuts it’s healthy without sacrificing any taste!

So folks, whether you’re looking for new snack recipes to try out, or simply want to indulge in a sweet-spicy treat, this chilli, garlic and Brazil nuts snack recipe is guaranteed to satisfy. Once you try it out, you’ll find yourself snacking on these mouth-watering treats all day long!

Ingredient List

 A snack that is loaded with flavor and crunch!
A snack that is loaded with flavor and crunch!

Ingredients for Chilli, Garlic and Brazil Nuts Snack Recipe

Here’s everything that you need to make this delicious Chilli, Garlic and Brazil Nuts Snack Recipe. You can easily find these everyday ingredients at your nearest grocery store or market.

  • 1 cup of brazil nuts
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp flaked sea salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Note: You can substitute the brazil nuts with almonds, cashews or any other roasted nuts you like. The recipe will still turn out great.

This recipe is gluten-free, vegan and takes only a few minutes to prepare.

The Recipe How-To

 A perfect blend of heat and nuttiness.
A perfect blend of heat and nuttiness.

Now that we have all the ingredients prepped and ready, let’s move on to the fun part – making tasty snacks!

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prep the ingredients

First, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Next, you will need to melt 1 tbsp of butter and mix it with 1 tbsp of olive oil in a small bowl. This mixture will be used to coat the nuts.

Step 2: Coat the Nuts

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of brazil nuts with 1 cup of roasted cashew nuts. You can also add other mixed nuts such as almonds or hazelnuts if you prefer. Add in the butter-oil mixture and mix well until all the nuts are evenly coated.

Step 3: Flavor with Spices

Sprinkle over 1 tsp of chili powder, 1 tsp of garlic herb seasoning, and 1 tsp of flaked sea salt. This will give your snack mix a sweet-spicy flavor with a hint of garlic.

Step 4: Roast the Nuts

Spread the flavored nuts mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for about 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time until they turn golden brown.

Once done roasting, remove from oven and allow to cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring to an airtight container or serving dish.

Step 5: Add More Flavors

For an added twist, you can sprinkle some freshly squeezed lemon juice over your crispy roasted nuts or toss them together with pieces of dried fruits such as cranberries or raisins to make your own custom snack mix!

Enjoy your delicious homemade spiced nuts that are great for snacking anytime!

Substitutions and Variations

 Bite into this snack and experience a burst of bold flavors.
Bite into this snack and experience a burst of bold flavors.

Now, let’s talk about making some substitutions and variations with the recipe. One of the best things about this chili, garlic and Brazil nuts snack recipe is that you can easily swap out some ingredients or make a few adjustments to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions.

Here are some ideas to switch things up:

– Instead of Brazil nuts, you could use almonds, cashews, or roasted peanuts.

– If you don’t have flaked sea salt on hand, regular table salt will work just fine.

– To make this recipe vegan-friendly, swap out the butter for olive oil or vegan butter substitute. You can also skip the egg white and use vegan parmesan cheese instead.

– If you want to reduce the heat factor, adjust the amount of chili powder and garlic accordingly. For a milder version, use smoked paprika instead of chili powder.

– Not a fan of garlic? You can omit it altogether or use garlic herb seasoning instead.

– Want to add more crunch and flavor to this snack mix? Try adding roasted cashew nuts, sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds to the mix.

Remember that any change in ingredient quantity or substitution may affect the taste and texture of the final product. So feel free to experiment but do so carefully.

Lastly, if you have any food allergies or aversions make sure you check each substitution before making any swap It’s important to be mindful of your choices when swapping out recipe ingredients.

In conclusion, don’t hesitate to try different variations of this spicy roasted nut mix recipe according to your preference experiment away!

Serving and Pairing

 A meaty and savory treat that is perfect for movie night.
A meaty and savory treat that is perfect for movie night.

When it comes to serving and pairing this spicy roasted Brazil nuts snack recipe, there are plenty of options to consider.

Firstly, this sweet and spicy roasted Brazil nut snack mix is perfect for celebrating Brazil nuts day, which falls on September 22nd. Serve them up in a bowl and enjoy as a tasty celebration!

If you’re looking for something more casual, try adding this snack mix to your next batch of Chex Mix or your favorite snack mix recipe for an extra kick. I also recommend trying Happilo’s mixed nuts with these roasted Brazil nuts for a delicious flavor combination.

For those looking to turn this snack into a meal, try sprinkling these spiced nuts onto a salad or pasta dish for added crunch and flavor. Alternatively, you can make a charcuterie board with assorted meats, cheeses and crackers that pairs beautifully with the sweet and spicy flavors of the nuts.

Finally, don’t forget to pair this delicious Brazil nut snack with your favorite beverage. A chilled beer on a hot summer day or even a glass of red wine can enhance the flavors in the spice blend. Trust me; it’s a match made in heaven.

So go ahead, indulge in this tasty and versatile Brazil nut recipe, serve it up in your preferred way, watch people go nuts over it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect companion to enjoy with refreshing drinks.
The perfect companion to enjoy with refreshing drinks.

Now that you’ve made this delectable Chilli, Garlic and Brazil Nuts Snack, you might want to know how to store it for later consumption. Well, I am happy to tell you that this snack is very easy to store, and reheats perfectly too!

To store, simply place the nuts in an airtight container or a sealable plastic bag and keep in a cool pantry or cupboard. Make sure the container is completely sealed to prevent any moisture from getting in. Properly stored, these nuts can last up to two weeks.

If you made a big batch of this spiced nuts recipe but don’t plan on eating it anytime soon, you could freeze it instead. To do so, transfer the cooled down nuts into a freezer-safe container or plastic bag fitted with ziplock closure. Label the package with the date and contents before placing it in the freezer; this way, you won’t have a hard time finding it when you need it. Frozen spiced nuts will stay fresh for up to two months.

When you are ready to enjoy your Chilli, Garlic and Brazil Nuts Snack again after storing it, simply take them out of the container or packaging and let them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before digging in.

If you prefer your spiced nuts warm and crispy again, then reheating is an option too! Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Spread the nuts out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a single layer. Roast them in the pre-heated oven for about 8-10 minutes until they are hot and fragrant.

Remember not to over-bake or burn them as that would ruin their texture and taste profile.

Now that you know how easy it is to make ahead, store and reheat this dish; feel free to prepare this delightful snack mix whenever you are in the mood to munch on something savory and good for you!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A quick and easy snack that satisfies your cravings in no time.
A quick and easy snack that satisfies your cravings in no time.

Now that you know how to make this delicious chilli, garlic, and Brazil nuts snack recipe, let’s talk about some tips and tricks to make sure you get perfect results every time.

Firstly, it’s important to use fresh ingredients. Check the expiry dates on your spices and nuts before starting. Using old spices can result in a less flavorful snack, while stale nuts will taste dull and could even be harmful if consumed in large amounts.

Secondly, make sure to properly roast your Brazil nuts before adding them to the mix. Raw Brazil nuts have a strong, bitter taste that can overpower the other flavors in the snack. Roasting them mellows out their flavor and gives them a nice nutty crunch.

When roasting your Brazil nuts, spread them out evenly on a baking sheet and roast at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes until they start to turn golden brown. Be sure to give them a shake halfway through to ensure they roast evenly.

Next, try experimenting with different spice combinations depending on your mood or occasion. For example, adding a touch of smoked paprika or cumin can give the snack a smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with a cold beer or glass of iced tea.

Another tip is to use flaked sea salt instead of regular table salt. The larger flakes will give your snack a nice bite and enhance the overall seasoning.

Finally, if you’re looking for a healthier option, try using organic Brazil nuts and roasted cashews instead of almonds or cashews coated in sugar. You can also add vegan parmesan or mix in some Happilo mixed nuts for added texture and flavor.

By following these tips for perfect results, you’ll be able to enjoy this spicy roasted nut snack time after time!


Now it’s time for some frequently asked questions about this delicious Chilli, Garlic and Brazil Nuts Snack Recipe. Here are some of the most common queries that people have when it comes to recreating this dish at home. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with all the answers you need for a perfect batch every time!

Is it OK to eat raw Brazil nuts?

Brazil nuts can be consumed as a standalone treat or can be combined with other dishes to enhance their flavor. These nuts are safe for consumption both in their raw form and after being roasted.

How many Brazil nuts per day for thyroid?

Including two Brazil nuts in your daily diet can aid in replenishing or elevating your selenium consumption as effectively as a supplement would. Selenium is a vital component for the proper function of the thyroid gland. Consuming a sufficient amount of selenium in your diet can lower your likelihood of developing conditions like Hashimoto’s disease, Graves’ disease, and thyroid cancer.

Why are Brazil nuts not in mixed nuts anymore?

The early falling of Brazil nut pods resulting from a lack of rain in South America and the subsequent decrease in germinated seeds has led to a reduction in Brazil nut production. In light of this, cutting down Brazil nut trees has been prohibited in Brazil.

Is 6 Brazil nuts a day too much?

It’s best to limit your consumption of Brazil nuts to just one or two each day, and enjoy them only as an occasional treat. On the other hand, if you’re looking to snack on nuts that are both tasty and nutritious, cashews are an excellent choice. These nuts offer a wealth of protein, healthy fats, fiber, and minerals including magnesium, copper, manganese, and zinc.

Bottom Line

So there you have it, folks! A tantalizing and easy-to-make snack recipe that incorporates the sweet and nutty flavors of Brazil nuts with the zesty kick of chilli and garlic.

But apart from being an irresistible treat for snacking, this recipe also provides some fantastic health benefits. Brazil nuts are superfoods packed with antioxidants and minerals, particularly selenium, which plays a crucial role in promoting heart health and boosting the immune system.

So why not whip up a batch of this spiced nuts recipe today? You won’t regret adding this deliciously nutritious snack mix to your diet. And with our tips, substitutions, variations, serving suggestions, and storage guidelines, you can enjoy it in all its glory anytime, anywhere.

Go ahead, think outside the box and try out various combinations till you find your perfect match. Who knows? You might even end up creating your own signature flavour!

So be bold and get creative with this simple yet versatile recipe. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you for it!

Chilli, Garlic and Brazil Nuts Snack

Chilli, Garlic and Brazil Nuts Snack Recipe

yummy snack
No ratings yet
Cook Time 4 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine South American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1144.8 kcal


  • 30 g butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
  • 1 cup brazil nut


  • Melt butter in a heavy based pan.
  • Add garlic, chilli and salt and stir over medium heat for 1 minute.
  • Toss brazil nuts in and continue to stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towel and allow to cool.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 169gCalories: 1144.8kcalCarbohydrates: 19.6gProtein: 20.8gFat: 117.6gSaturated Fat: 36.6gCholesterol: 64.1mgSodium: 202.7mgFiber: 11.4gSugar: 3.5g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Easy, Lunch, Spicy
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recommended Recipes Just For You

None found



Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.