12 Teacher Gifts Under $2: Spiced Nuts Cone

In Chicago people go crazy for spiced nuts from a certain store but you can make them inexpensively yourself and they look store bought.  This recipe makes 10 servings of about 4 TBS each.


  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup  whole unblanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp  black pepper


  1. Add nuts and oil and dijon in a bowl
  2. In another bowl add the other ingredients and then mix the two together.
  3. Bake on parchment paper at 300°F for about 20 minutes.  Stir mid-way through to ensure it cooks right.

1) Then grab a sheet of pretty scrapbook paper for around $.59 and roll into a cone. 2) Add the nuts.

3) Cover with tissue paper. 4) Add a ribbon and gift.


Nuts: As nuts aren’t cheap I would recommend buying some mixed nuts from the store if you’re making a bulk batch of this.  It may be cheaper and easier that way and you can get around 22oz (more than enough) them for around $7.50
Cone: $5.90/10
Final Cost: $13.40/10 or $1.34 each

This is part of a series: 12 Homemade Teacher Gifts Under $2.


  1. Crafty Mama says:

    Cute! Love it! 🙂


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