Lacie O'Neil Recipe

Sugar Free CrockPot Candied Nuts

By Lacie O'Neil kountrysgirl


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
4-6
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

Lacie's Story

I have made these with both almonds and pecans and they turned out so good. I have also made them using sugar and brown sugar with the same ratios and they are great, I just decided to make up this particular recipe because I have several members in my family that are diabetic and it didn't seem fair that they didn't get to enjoy my Christmas goodies!

Ingredients

3 c
splenda, granulated
3 c
brown sugar splenda
6 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt
2
egg whites
4 tsp
vanilla extract
6 c
almonds or pecans (or a mix)
1/4 c
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl or large heavy duty freezer bag, thoroughly mix together sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside. In a medium sized bowl, combine egg whites and vanilla and whisk together until it starts to get frothy and bubbly. Add nuts and toss until well coated. Then pour mixture into dry mix and toss until well combined.
2
Spray inside of crockpot with Pam and add nut mixture. Turn setting to low (note- if your crockpot cooks at a higher temperature, you may want to use the warm setting, I have two crockpots and they each cook differently!).
3
Cook with the lid on 3-4 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes. If your crockpot cooks at a higher temperature, it may cook faster so keep an eye on it and use your nose to make sure it doesn't burn! In the last hour, add the water and stir very well. Continue stirring every 15 minutes for at least 45 minutes to ensure they are well coated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the mixture flat to cool and harden. Make sure there are not large clumps. Once they harden, break apart and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Nuts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy


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9 Comments

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Betty Dunavant donbet2
Sep 3, 2013
Bless you for posting this recipe. My husband is diabetic and I can hardly wait to make this for him.
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Lacie O'Neil kountrysgirl
Apr 18, 2013
Excellent suggestion Iris! Please pass along my thanks to your brother. I hope y'all enjoyed the goodies. :)
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Iris Szymanski jrsis
Apr 18, 2013
Lacie, My brother is visiting me from South Carolina and we are making these together. He had a suggestion instead of a bowl use a heavy duty freezer bag to mix nuts with the sugar mixture. We tried that a it was much easier to coat the nuts by just rotating the bag. Not so hard on those old hands.

Just thought I would share this. By the way, he is on "Can't Quit Smoking" team who is currently the 2011-2012 year back to back BBQ Champions of the South Carolina BBQ Association. He knows how to prep and all the shortcuts!
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Lacie O'Neil kountrysgirl
Feb 20, 2013
I also have added peanuts to the recipe and they come out with a hint of saltiness that is very tasty. Enjoy!
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Iris Szymanski jrsis
Feb 20, 2013
Sugar Free CrockPot Candied Nuts

My husband cannot wait for me to make these for him!