Cinnamon Candied Nuts make for fabulous holiday entertaining and food gifts, and this recipe could not be easier. With no egg whites; just nuts, sugar, butter and cinnamon, this recipe is ready in about 5 minutes.
I love giving the gift of food at the holidays. Candy and candied nuts are high on my list of food gifts. This recipe for cinnamon candied nuts is simple and a favorite of ours to have on hand for holiday entertaining and for giving to friends.
You can make larger batches of these nuts easily by increasing the ingredients proportionally, just be sure you have a large enough skillet to be able to easily stir the nuts as they cook. Also, you may use raw nuts, since they will toast as they are cooking. I used blanched almonds, raw natural almonds and raw pecan halves, but you use the nuts or combinations of nuts you love best.
Since it is so simple to prepare, this recipe is perfect for the hectic season. You will ‘wow’ your friends and family with these elegant nuts, and nobody will even know you didn’t spend massive amounts of time slaving over the stove to make them.
- 3 cups nuts of your choice (I used pecan halves, blanched and natural almonds)
- ¾ cup white granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- In a large skillet, over medium heat, add all of the ingredients.
- Stir to combine and cook, stirring frequently so the mixture doesn't burn.
- Once the sugar mixture starts melting, stir constantly until all sugar is melted and nuts are coated.
- Transfer immediately onto a sheet of parchment paper.
- Separate the nuts immediately, using two metal forks, working quickly so the nuts don't harden in clumps.
- Allow to cool and the coating to harden (about 5 minutes).
- Transfer to an airtight container for storage, or a bowl to serve