Candied Nuts

I remember going to a Christkindlmarket in Chicago during the Christmas season and having warm candied nuts. So I decided to make these candied nuts to take me back to that time.

In this tutorial, I used pecans, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts but you can choose whatever you like (this is what I had on hand so I just went all out, ha!).

I find using brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar they are not too sweet and adds a warmness to them.

You are going to enjoy this recipe and anyone you share it with, yum!

Okay, ready? Let’s get these nuts started!

Candied Nuts

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 45 minutesTotal time:1 hour Servings:3 Cups Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


A delicious, crunchy, slightly sweet confection! This is a great addition to an appetizer table, a gift idea, or just simply make a batch and enjoy them at any time!


  • Tools


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F, line a cookie sheet, and have all your ingredients and tools ready.
  2. Place nuts in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. With an electric hand mixer, whip the egg whites, water, and vanilla extract on medium-high until you reach stiff peaks. This can take between 3-5 minutes.
  4. Once you have reached stiff peaks, stop the mixer and add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to gently fold until combined.
  5. Pour mixture over the nuts and stir until completely coated.
  6. Spread nuts onto prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for approximately 45 minutes carefully stirring every 15 minutes with a heatproof spatula or a wooden spoon.
  8. Remove from oven and let it cool completely.
  9. Once cooled ENJOY! (I’m sure you will sneak a few while still warm😋)


  • *You can use a silicone baking mat in place of the parchment paper and non-stick cookie spray like you see in the picture.
Keywords:candied nuts, nuts, snack


  1. SandraM~ says:

    Yay! You are going to enjoy them and bring back those memories. Let me know how they turn out =)

  2. says:

    I absolutely loved these growing up, haha, I still do. can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

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