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Candied Nuts

Slow Cooker Candied Nuts

Candied nuts make wonderful presents during the holidays. Find some cute Christmas or winter-themed tin canisters or glass jars, line the tin with protective covering such as parchment or wax paper, and fill them up.


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups nuts such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, or other nuts
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Pour sugars, cinnamon, and salt into base of slow cooker. Stir until evenly combined into a fluffy mixture.
  2. In a bowl, whisk egg white with vanilla extract.
  3. Add nuts and stir until coated with egg wash.
  4. Pour almonds into slow cooker and mix with sugars.
  5. Cook for 3 hours on low heat, stirring well every 20 minutes.
  6. After 3 hours of cook time, pour water into slow cooker and mix thoroughly.
  7. Cook for a final 1 hour on low, continuing to stir every 20 minutes.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread cooked nuts out to cool.


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