How to Make Candied Nuts

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There are 2 options on how to coat your candied nuts.

  1. Sugar syrup
  2. Egg whites

How to Make Candied Nuts with a sugar syrup

Roast nuts for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Remove the nuts from the oven and let them cool a little.

Begin your sugar syrup using a 1:2 ratio of water to sugar for making candied nuts.

The sugar syrup can have many different spices added to it. You can add any spices that you like at this point.

What spices can you add to candied nuts

  • vanilla extract
  • vanilla bean paste
  • cinnamon
  • sea salt
  • brown sugar
  • maple syrup
  • butter

Candied nuts with maple syrup added gives the nuts a hint of maple flavor. Maple flavor goes well with cinnamon and brown sugar.

After you’ve added your spices to your sugar syrup, mix well and then add your nuts.

Candied nuts are coated in this sugar syrup mixture and then cooked over medium heat in a saucepan. Typically the nuts should be cooking in the sugar syrup for at least 5-10 minutes.

Pour the candied nuts onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Let the candied nuts cool and then they’re ready to eat.

Making the candied nuts recipe with no eggs will make your nuts stand out more. You’ll be able to see the nut colors much more vividly than using a recipe with egg whites.

How to Make Candied Nuts with egg whites

To make your candied nuts using egg whites, beat 1-2 egg whites on high until stiff peaks form. It should take about 5 minutes until the peaks are stiff enough. Make sure to keep checking on them after 3-4 minutes. If your peaks “fall” they are only soft peaks. Keep mixing them until the peaks don’t move when you remove the beaters from the egg whites.

Add your spices to your egg whites and mix well.

Coat the nuts in the egg white and spice mixture.

Roast the nuts for 25-45 minutes at 300 degrees F until toasted to your liking. Stir the nuts every 10-15 minutes to make sure they are fully roasted on each side.

Remove the nuts from the oven and let them cool to room temperature.

Using egg whites for candied nuts gives the nuts more of a white look to them. Make sure this is the look you want before making your recipe with egg whites.

How long are candied nuts good for

Candied nuts are good for up to 2 weeks at room temperature in an airtight container.

How to Make Candied Nuts

Spicy Nuts Recipe

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Spicy nuts are a mouth watering go to snack. They can be made in about 25 minutes, plus cooling time.

Spicy nut recipes can sometimes be too hot for some people. If you’re concerned about your nuts being too spicy, only add half of the chili powder and cayenne pepper. You can always make a new batch that’s spicier if you find you want them a bit more spicy next time.

Spicy nuts can be made with different types of nuts if you don’t have almonds on hand. You can substitute cashews, walnuts, or pecans for your spicy nuts recipe.

You can include mixed nuts with this spicy nuts recipe as well. Be sure to only use a total of 1.5 cups of mixed nuts.

Spicy Nuts Recipe

Spicy Nuts Recipe

How to make spicy nuts
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Snack
Servings 1 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups almonds unsalted
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper ground
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp basil dried
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a medium sized microwave safe bowl.
  • Add Worcestershire Sauce, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
  • Mix spices into the butter until they are completely dissolved.
  • Add almonds and mix until fully coated.
  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Pour almonds onto the baking sheet.
  • Roast almonds for 17-19 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Remove the almonds from the oven. Grind sea salt over the almonds.
  • Let the almonds fully cool to room temperature.
  • Store almonds at room temperature in an airtight container. Spicy almond nuts are good for 2 weeks at room temperature.
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Spicy Nuts Recipe

Cinnamon Glazed Nuts Recipe

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Cinnamon glazed nuts are the perfect topping for many dessert recipes.

Our cinnamon glazed nut recipe can be used with any type of nuts, not just pecans. You can select your choice of nuts using this nut glaze on walnuts, cashews or almonds would work well.

Cinnamon glazed nuts are a sweet nut recipe, but the cinnamon does tone the sweetness down a little.

You can include these glazed nuts as an added flavor punch or a garnish on desserts like sundaes, ice cream, chocolate mousse, or cakes.

Sweet nut recipes are fairly versatile. You can use a 1:2 ratio for water to sugar for the sugar syrup if you’re looking to make a larger or smaller batch size.

How to sweeten nut recipes

You can add a little butter to sweeten up candied nut recipes if your recipe isn’t as sweet as what you’re looking for. There is no need to add more sugar to the recipe because the syrup has a 1:2 ratio. The butter calms overpowering flavors like cinnamon that may be overpowering the sweet flavor. These types of flavors tone down the sweetness. Butter adds a creaminess to the nuts making them more sweet.

Cinnamon Glazed Nuts Recipe

Cinnamon Glazed Nuts Recipe

How to make cinnamon glazed nuts
Course Snack
Servings 3 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups pecans
  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Roast pecans on an aluminum baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  • Make a sugar syrup by mixing water and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat.
  • Add cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  • Once the pecans are finished roasting, add them to your saucepan.
  • Coat the pecans in the sugar syrup and let cook for 5-10 minutes until the pecans are fully saturated.
  • Pour the pecan mixture on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Let the pecans cool to room temperature.
  • Store pecans in an airtight container until ready to eat. Cinnamon glazed pecan nuts are good for 2 weeks at room temperature.
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Cinnamon Glazed Nuts Recipe