Spiced Honey Roasted Hazelnuts

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Spiced Honey Roasted Hazelnuts

I’ve come to love stepping outside of the box in the kitchen. Spicing things up figuratively and literally. So when I started to plan how I’d spice up a 2 ingredient chocolate cake I immediately thought to turn to nuts and honey as my inspiration.

Because what’s better than chocolate, hazelnuts, and honey? Well… maybe peanut butter but peanut butter is everywhere!

I have never roasted nuts on my own before from scratch (besides one time when I purchased an almond roasting kit from Target a few years back on clearance for Christmas gifts… but that doesn’t count because it was a kit!). I’ve heard it’s easy and figured I’d give it a go. Luckily it was easy! If you remember to watch the nuts closely so they don’t burn.

And these Spiced Honey Roasted Hazelnuts really did hit the spot when topped onto the cake. 

Spiced Honey Roasted Hazelnuts ingredients

Spiced Honey Roasted Hazelnuts


  • 4 tablespoons Golden Blossom honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, depending on heat wanted
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts


1. Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 400 degrees. Prep pan with foil and non-stick spray.

Spiced Honey Roasted Hazelnuts glazed

2. Whisk together honey and spices. Then combine honey mixture with chopped nuts until the nuts are well coated.

Spiced Honey Roasted Hazelnuts ready to roast

3. Spread nuts in a thin layer on prepared pan. Roast in oven for 5-7 minutes, or until slightly golden. Remove from pan and place into a bowl to cool, stirring frequently so they don’t stick together. Enjoy as is or use to top your favorite dessert.

Spiced Honey Roasted Hazelnuts on 2 Ingredient Chocolate Cake

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  1. Those do look really good, if only hazelnuts weren’t so expensive! May have to try it with a cheaper nut.

  2. Looks delicious! My favourite nuts are pecans in anything chocolate or ice cream 🙂 And now I want Dairy Queen 😉 Thanks for this delicious post!

  3. That sounds delicious! I like a little sweet heat, and hazelnuts are my favorite!

  4. That looks incredible! I will definitely be trying this out–thanks for the recipe!


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