Homemade Candied Nuts

Don't you just love the smell of the candied nuts at the mall or a fair? You can do it at home with these easy to follow step by step photo instructions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 1 pound raw nuts (almonds, pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 250. Prep a large baking pan with a large sheet of parchment paper that overhangs all edges of the pan.
  • Mix 3/4 cup sugar (white or a combination white and brown) with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix well.
  • One egg white in a mixing bowl, add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon water. Whip with a whisk until foamy. About 1 minute.4
  • Add one pound of raw nuts and mix until nuts are coated. I used almonds, but pecans or walnuts would be great also.
  • Add the sugar mixture to the nuts and mix to coat.
  • Pour the nuts onto the parchment paper covered pan and spread into a single layer.
  • Place in the 250-degree oven. About every 15 minutes flip and stir the nuts and then flatten into a single layer again. Total cooking time 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow the nuts to cool on the parchment paper.
  • Remove from oven and allow the nuts to cool on the parchment paper.


  1. Be sure to use raw nuts.
  2. Use nuts of your choice.
  3. Use the egg white only.
  4. Do not do this without parchment paper.
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Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2.3mg