Candied Nuts Recipe

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Candied Nuts

Liz Engelbert


The original recipe was for walnuts but for many years now I have also made candied pecans. These are so much better than store bought and much cheaper. I use them in salads, cake decorating and just snacking.

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2 1/2- 3 cups
5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


2 1/2-3 c
nuts (walnuts, pecans..)
1/2 tsp
1 c
1/2 c
1 tsp
cinnamon (rounded)
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract


1Place a single layer of nuts on a cookie sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes at 325 degrees (do not burn).
2While nuts are warming add sugar, water and cinnamon in into a lightly sprayed thick bottom 2 quart or larger pan. Stir constantly to a boil over medium high heat to a soft ball stage, (235 degrees on a candy thermometer).
3Remove from heat.
4Add vanilla and butter, stir.
5Add warmed nuts and stir until all nuts are coated.
6Pour onto a greased (or sprayed) cookie sheet spreading out to a single layer; let cool.
7When cool to touch separate. Cool completely. Re-separate and place in an airtight glass container.
8NOTE: My times are approximate as the weather and altitude will affect how long it takes to get to a softball stage. Also, I gave the nut variance because again the weather affects how much syrup there is to coat the nuts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers, Nuts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American