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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Tips:
  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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Nutrition

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