The following spice mixture will do 2 cups of nuts, so if you want to season more than 2 cups, just multiply the spices accordingly.
2 cups salted mixed nuts
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 teaspoons chili powder
� teaspoon garlic powder
� teaspoon onion powder
� teaspoon ground cinnamon
� teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons white sugar
Mix 2 cups of salted mixed nuts with 1 tablespoon of melted butter (toss gently but make sure it covers well). Mix the spices together (all except the sugar) and sprinkle over the nuts (toss gently to make sure it covers well). Spread the nuts out (in a single layer) on a 10 x 15 baking sheet.
Bake in a preheated (300F) oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the white sugar (tossing well to coat). Cool completely (at least an hour). Store in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 3 weeks.
NOTE: After I sprinkled the hot nuts with sugar, I mixed them well and then transferred them to some paper towels, which removed any excess butter before they cooled.
NOTE: The nuts have a little heat, but they are not overpowering. If you really like to bump up the heat, add a little more cayenne.
NOTE: I used planters mixed nuts. There are 2 cups of nuts in an 11 ounce can.