Slow Cooker Spiced Mixed Nuts Recipe
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Slow Cooker Spiced Mixed Nuts Recipe

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What slow cookers do for soups and stews, they’ll do for mixed nuts, too. Just add, stir and enjoy the scent of cooking spices. —Stephanie Loaiza, Layton, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unblanched almonds
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup shelled walnuts
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 261 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk egg white and vanilla until blended; stir in nuts. In a small bowl, mix sugars, spices and salt. Add to nut mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high 1-1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes. Gradually stir in water. Cook, covered, on low 20 minutes.
  3. Spread onto waxed paper; cool completely. Store in airtight containers up to 1 week. Yield: 6 cups.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Spiced Mixed Nuts in Taste of Home December 2014, p14

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Skbonk User ID: 8900978 251854
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"These turned out OK after I adjusted the recipe. No white sugar needed. Added chili powder for more spice and forget the crock pot, the nuts do not crisp up. Use the oven on low heat and save some time."

DAISYTPOT User ID: 8852950 248372
Reviewed May. 18, 2016

"I made these nuts looking for a low sodium alternative to pre packaged nuts. I omitted the salt altogether and they still came out fantastic. I think I will reduce the sugars next time as there seemed to be an excessive amount so I just used a slotted spoon to sift the nuts out of the excess sugar. My Hubby thought they were fantastic!!!!!!! Thanks for such a great recipe."

lincraw User ID: 3525363 240059
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"I Don't understand how some said they burnt. I sprayed with Pam, added the water whenever I stirred, every fifteen minutes. Making a second batch now"

chipndaisy User ID: 1599437 238310
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"I made these as is and thought they were too sweet. For the next batch, I halved the sugars and spices, and I think they turned out much better. I gave them away as Christmas gifts to co-workers. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'll be making it again this year."

sulynn051467 User ID: 4338984 220561
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"Made these for my sisters co-workers and they were devoured! Even asked if I sold them! Very easy and very delicious"

kitchenmaid User ID: 62335 216530
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"These nuts were not a good recipe to try in the slow cooker. The coating was way too sweet and heavy. After they were finished , I got to thinking to finish them in the oven for a more crispy nut.....Just in the slow cooker they did not come out crispy. This is not a recipe I would make again. Sorry. There are better recipes for spiced nuts."

MY REVIEW User ID: 934581 215524
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Trying to make these nuts in the slow cooker/crock pot was a huge waste of time and, to put it bluntly, a mess. I ended up taking them out of the crock pot and finishing them off in the oven at 300 F for about 20-25 minutes. The taste of the nuts were just okay and the recipe makes a large, extra amount of sugar mixture that goes to waste. The mixture coats the nuts so heavily that it's difficult to taste the nuts themselves and all you get is a mouthful of sugar/spice mixture. I'll look for another recipe."

mjw User ID: 36658 214281
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"A new favorite to add to my holiday goody list. First batch was so good, I immediately made a second batch for gifts and parties coming up. Thanks for sharing."

Nikki2013Smith User ID: 8139849 214020
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"Made these today and they turned out fantastic...I have a new favorite recipe!"

la210 User ID: 793713 191761
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"I tried this recipe yesterday, the nuts burned in the slow cooker.

I followed the recipe to the letter."

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