Indulge Yourself With These Candied Nut Recipes

If you’re craving something sweet, candied nuts are one of the best snacks to have.  Although to make them you do need sugar and often butter, the nuts themselves provide a lot of great nutrients like protein, fiber, and iron. Candied nuts don’t take long at all to make and you can use so many different kinds of nuts so everyone can get something special and unique. They also make great gifts for any time of year. Instead of store bought candy for a sweet indulgence, try these nuts.

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Little Friday Break with Nuts ☺️ #annaandsarah #nuts #fridayfeeling #candy #candiednuts #love #healthy #health #fit #recipe #food #foodie #lowcalorie #cleaneating #healthyeating #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #nomnom #yummy #friday INGREDIENTS: 3 cups nuts (pecans work very well to absorb the coating; you can also make 1 cup each of pecans, walnuts, and almonds. All were raw and unsalted) 1 egg white, whisked to frothy 1 tablespoon water 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed (light or dark is fine) 2+ teaspoons cinnamon (I used 1 tablespoon) 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste (reduce to 1/4 teaspoon for milder heat) DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, add the nuts; set aside. I used 1 cup each of pecans, walnuts, and almonds. All were raw and unsalted. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg white and water until frothy, foamy, and bubbly, about 2 minutes by hand. Pour mixture over nuts and toss to coat evenly; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining 5 ingredients. Dump over the nuts and toss to coat evenly. Turn nuts out onto to prepared baking tray, spreading them in an even flat layer. Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, or until coasting is crisped, dried and candied. Stir nuts once midway through cooking. Lift the parchment paper with the nuts on it off the baking tray, set it on the counter, and allow nuts to cool. When nuts are cool enough to handle, if desired, break apart large clusters. Transfer nuts to airtight containers or jars. Nuts will keep airtight at room temperature for at least 1 month.

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Making candied walnuts is a perfect addition to salads, and the whole thing comes together in 10 minutes! Combine walnuts, sugar, and butter in a pan until the sugar is melted which should take just a few minutes. Spread the walnuts on a parchment-lined baking sheet to have them set up and then enjoy!


Candied pecans are so delicious on their own, on top of cakes, or added to brussels sprouts! Combine salt, water, brown sugar, and vanilla in a bowl. Toast the pecans on the stove for a few minutes, then pour the sugar mixture into pan. Coat the nuts evenly and put them on a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool.