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Crockpot Candied Nuts Recipe

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 565kcal
These delicious spiced nuts are the perfect make ahead snack for the holidays. Easy to make in your slow cooker, these crockpot candied nuts are full of warming flavors and they make for great homemade food gifts.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole raw almonds 284 grams
  • 2 cups whole raw pecans 250 grams
  • 2 egg whites 70 grams
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar 160 grams
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar 150 grams
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste 8 grams
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter 28 grams, melted (¼ stick)
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup water 57 grams

Instructions

  • Spray the inside of your crockpot with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, toss all of the nuts to combine, then add to the crockpot.
    2 cups whole raw almonds, 2 cups whole raw pecans
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy. Add the sugars, vanilla bean paste, melted butter, and spices. Stir to combine.
    2 egg whites, ¾ cup dark brown sugar, ¾ cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste, 2 tablespoons salted butter, ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pour the egg/sugar mixture over the nuts in the crockpot. Stir well to coat.
  • Cover and set to cook on HIGH for 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes as it caramelizes.
  • During the last stir, add the water.
    ¼ cup water
  • Lay out parchment paper then spread cooked spiced nuts in a single layer to cool completely.

Notes

Makes 4 cups of nuts. Serving size is ½ cup.
  • I used a mix of almonds and pecans, but you can use any nuts you like. Almonds, walnuts and peanuts all work well.
  • Stir the nuts every 30 minutes so that they are evenly coated and they don't burn.
  • Allow the nuts to cool completely before storing.
Storage: Store crockpot candied nuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 2mg