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28 December 2012 @ 11:00 pm
Candied Nuts  

A less sweet, easy version of that party favorite, I have used pecans, almonds or cashews even seeds like pepitas with great success. Warning these are very addictive! They also make a great holiday gift.

Candied Nuts                                                                                        Makes about 16oz

2 c raw nuts
2 T brown sugar
1 T cinnamon
1 tsp cayenne or chili powder
2 tsp salt
1 T honey

Large stick proof sheet pan with edges
Large bowl
Wooden spoon
Large jar with lid or zip bag for storage


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Toast the nuts in a large sheet pan in the oven until lightly browned.
  • While the nuts are toasting, combine all the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl except the honey and mix well.
  • When the nuts are done pour directly into the bowl, drizzle with honey and then toss until well coated.
  • Pour the warm coated nuts bake onto sheet, flatten the mass into a single layer, but don’t bother the spread them out and place into a 350 degree oven until coating melts and starts to caramelize (about 10 minutes).
  • Watch carefully these will burn fast!
  • Let the sheet cool on the counter until the nuts are warm but the coating is no longer sticky, then break the mass of nuts up and store a large mason jar.



jams: yummolasses on December 29th, 2012 09:19 am (UTC)
i have never made spiced nuts, always wanted to.
this recipe was given by a friend but, as yet, i've never made them.

i think your post is inspiring me to try!

spiced nuts

1/3 brown sugar
2/3 white
1 1/2 t salt
i egg white
1t banilla
1/2 T water
1 pound nuts
Kestrel Catkestrelcat on December 29th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
I'd go for it. As long as you watch the hot sugar they are super simple and yummy.