Serve these favorite candied nuts at a holiday party or package them and give away as gifts.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

30 mins
10 mins
40 mins
2 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Butter the foil or lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray; set baking sheet aside. Spread nuts evenly in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 10 minutes or until toasted, stirring once.*

  • Place sugar in a heavy 10-inch skillet. Heat over medium-high heat, shaking several times to heat sugar evenly (do not stir). Heat until some of the sugar is melted. Begin to stir only melted sugar to keep it from overbrowning; stir in remaining sugar as it melts. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes, or until all sugar is melted and golden. Add 1 tablespoon butter to skillet, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

  • Add warm nuts to skillet; stir to coat. Pour onto baking sheet lined with buttered foil; cool. Makes 2 cups (8 servings).


If nuts are toasted before sugar is melted in step 2, leave nuts in oven and turn oven off to keep nuts warm until needed. If using the cashews, they are already toasted so just warm them in the oven for the 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 4mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 11g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 7g; protein 6g; vitamin a 48.6IU; riboflavin 0.4mg; folate 16.1mcg; sodium 11mg; potassium 156mg; calcium 80.8mg; iron 1.3mg.