HEAT oven to 300º F.
BRING sugar and water to boil in small saucepan on medium-high heat; simmer on medium heat 4 to 5 min. or until sugar is dissolved and thickened to syrup-like consistency.
ADD nuts, seasonings and coconut; cook and stir 2 min. or until nuts are well coated. (Coated nuts will be saucy.)
REMOVE from heat; spread onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 20 min., turning nuts after 10 min. Cool completely. Serve or store in covered container.