Just when you think it’s impossible to improve upon fresh, toasted nuts, someone comes up with the idea of coating them with a thin, crunchy layer of sugar. Yep, candied nuts are practically irresistible, and this collection of candied nut recipes has something for everyone. From simple glazed almonds to sweet and spicy pecans, you’ll find a recipe for your favorite candied nut right here.
Glazed almonds are crunchy, golden-brown sweetened almonds, made with just three ingredients: sugar, water, and almonds. These candied nuts are perfect on pastries, salads, or as part of a candy mix, and you can add lots of different flavorings to customize them.
In this recipe, crunchy coconut-covered cashews are coated with a sweet layer of toasted coconut. The combination of salty, buttery cashews and tropical coconut makes these the perfect topper for muffins, yogurt, and parfaits, and of course, are delicious eaten on their own.
Honey Roasted Peanuts
After making these honey-roasted peanuts, you’ll never be satisfied with the store-bought variety again! This recipe produces golden brown nuts with a deep honey taste, a satisfying crunch, and a kiss of salt. Simple to make, after coating with a mixture of melted butter, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon, the nuts go in an oven to bake, with just a sprinkle of sugar and salt toward the end to finish them off.
Honey Roasted Pecans
This simple snack is sweet, salty, and perfectly toasty. Pecan halves are tossed with honey and salt before being roasted until just right. Honey roasted pecans make a tasty party snack, holiday gift, or a healthy bite for after school.
Brown Sugared Walnuts
Sour cream is the secret ingredient in this brown sugared walnuts recipe—combining it with brown and white sugars and vanilla creates a sweet and tangy coating. Simple to make, the toasted walnuts are coated with the warm mixture and then left to cool on a baking sheet, resulting in a crunchy candy everyone will love.
In this recipe for Swedish nuts, toasted nuts are covered with a crunchy layer of foamy egg whites with sugar and spices. The egg whites are what really sets this recipe apart—they bake to form a crispy shell that’s lighter than air, and the texture and flavor are unique and delicious.
If you want to turn nuts into chewy and sweet treats, you may pay attention to how you cook it. Processing nuts reduces the antioxidant content and can reduce the number of healthy fats. Some roasting methods add other oils that may not contain the same health benefits as the oils found naturally in the nuts.