Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

You won’t believe how easy this is to make, and it’s the perfect budget-friendly gift for family and friends!

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts - You won't believe how easy this is to make, and it's the perfect budget-friendly gift for family and friends!

Candied nuts is one of the best things to snack on. They’re considered brain food, they’re heart healthy and they keep the bad cholesterol away. And when you roast them in cinnamon sugar goodness, they are completely i-r-r-e-s-i-s-t-i-b-l-e.

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts - You won't believe how easy this is to make, and it's the perfect budget-friendly gift for family and friends!

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts - You won't believe how easy this is to make, and it's the perfect budget-friendly gift for family and friends!

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts - You won't believe how easy this is to make, and it's the perfect budget-friendly gift for family and friends!

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts - You won't believe how easy this is to make, and it's the perfect budget-friendly gift for family and friends!

Not only are these nuts chockfull of healthy benefits but it’s also so unbelievably easy to make! It involves just a 10-minute prep of tossing these babies in cinnamon sugar and then baking them to perfection, which takes about 30 minutes. And with the holidays upon us, these are the perfect budget-friendly homemade food gifts that everyone will love!

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts - You won't believe how easy this is to make, and it's the perfect budget-friendly gift for family and friends!

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 40 minutes

Yield 3 cups

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

You won't believe how easy this is to make, and it's the perfect budget-friendly gift for family and friends!

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg white and 1 tablespoon water until frothy, about 2 minutes; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine sugars and cinnamon; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine almonds, pecans and egg white mixture until well combined. Stir in brown sugar mixture until evenly coated.
  • Spread almond mixture onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer. Place into oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring at halftime.
  • Let cool completely before serving.

Notes

Adapted from Averie Cooks

http://damndelicious.net/2013/10/30/cinnamon-sugar-candied-nuts/

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts - You won't believe how easy this is to make, and it's the perfect budget-friendly gift for family and friends!


Comments

    • Kiran says

      Hi liz your recipe looks amazing just waiting to try it, but one quick Q can we make it without eggs
      In india many people avoid eggs thanks KIRAN

      • Chungah says

        Kiran, you cannot omit the eggs as there is no binder for the coating to stick. Please find an alternate substitute suitable to your dietary restrictions.

        • Jill says

          If you lessened the amount of sugar (maybe just replace the white sugar entirely), couldn’t you use honey to make the coating stick?

          • Chungah says

            You can certainly give that a try but that sounds like adding unwanted sweetness and a sticky mess, making these to be a lot more difficult than it should be!

  1. says

    My family makes these in a crockpot during the holidays. I can’t stop eating them because they remind me of cinnamon rolls! Just looking at those pictures makes me hungry:)

      • Chung-Ah says

        Thank you, Renee! In response to your crock pot question, it is very difficult to give exact conversion information to translate this recipe to the slow cooker method as I have never done that myself. You can certainly use peanuts but you may have to adjust cooking time as needed.

  2. Peg Barker says

    I’m wondering if you can make these ahead and then freeze them until needed. I want to make jars of them as gifts to my neighbors but would like to make them a batch at a time. I have back problems that make standing for long times very difficult and it would be nice to be able to make the batches a little at a time and freeze them.

    • Chung-Ah says

      I’m honestly not too sure if this can be frozen as I have never done it myself. These nuts do have a shelf life for about a month in an airtight container.

  3. AJ says

    Would baking these on a parchment paper sheet work? Or would foil be better? I have an aversion to not lining baking sheets…lol

  4. Melissa says

    I love this and want to make them for Christmas presents, but some of the people I’d be giving them to don’t eat eggs :(

    Any ideas on what I could do to make them egg-free?

    • Chung-Ah says

      You can try substituting maple syrup but I should tell you that the flavors of the nuts can significantly change with this ingredient.

    • Chung-Ah says

      Not sure if you can fix it – you can try tossing it in some more cinnamon sugar. Did you follow the recipe exactly as is?

  5. says

    During the holidays, my daughter and I always have to pick these up at a local homespun gift shop. Now that she has moved to Seattle area..it is not near as often sadly. This recipe is as close to it as I have ever tasted! These were so easy to make and brought back special memories to me…Thanks for your post

  6. Rachel Goldsmith says

    I was thinking of making these a little bourbon flavored. Do you think they would turn out if I substituted the water with 1 tablespoon of bourbon?

  7. Dona says

    Sorry about the presentation of the recipe above (may warrant deleting). I have made the Bacon, Bourbon Toffee Nuts before though and they are VERY good – lol.

    • tami says

      would love the bourbon toffee recipe. This nut recipe reminds me of my sister in law that passed away 6 years ago, it was her special christmas present to the family every year.

  8. Jenna Hunt says

    I’m not sure whether to kiss you or curse you. Kiss you because these are soooo good I can’t stop eating them; curse you because these are so good I LITERALLY cannot stop eating them. Fantastic and really easy to make (again another down side, if it were more complicated i would not be stuffing huge amounts of them into my mouth!!!).
    Thanks XXX

  9. Ruth says

    Love the blog and the print option for recipes. The nuts are this year’s foodie treat – a hit with everyone who has gobbled them. Your pictures are inspiring, your recipes taste good, (which is the best thing) and its all user friendly – win win! :)

    • Chung-Ah says

      If the nuts are not raw (ex. salted and/or roasted), I cannot predict how much the flavors and textures will change. I highly recommend using raw.

  10. Jay says

    This recipe tastes almost identical to those nut stands in the mall / theme parks. I was a bit skeptical as I took them out of the oven but once the cooled, they hardened and crunched up and just tasted amazing.

  11. says

    Now this is yummmlicious :)
    I was just wonder about the fool who said ‘You cannot buy happiness': you can certainly buy, make and gift happiness with candied nuts.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  12. says

    Came across this pin today which led me to you. I am so glad that it did. Love your site and your easy yet delicious looking recipe.

    Had to try this one immediately. Made my house smell amazing and they are so yummy! Absolutely delicious. Thank you for the recipe!

  13. Vanessa says

    Made these today and my kids (5, 4 & 1 1/2) all loved them. Had a friend over for dinner and shared some and the recipe. Thanks! Used to love buying at the mall but don’t see them anywhere anymore. Will be making often.

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