Slow Cooker Candied Nuts Recipe
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Slow Cooker Candied Nuts Recipe

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I like giving spiced nuts as holiday gifts. This slow cooker recipe with ginger and cinnamon is so good, you just might use it all year long. —Yvonne Starlin, Hermitage, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1-1/2 cups walnut halves
  • 1 cup unblanched almonds

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 327 calories, 31g fat (7g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a greased 3-qt. slow cooker, mix butter, confectioners' sugar and spices. Add nuts; toss to coat. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours or until nuts are crisp, stirring once.
  2. Transfer nuts to waxed paper to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Candied Nuts in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2015, p82

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LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 240256
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"This was easily the best and simplest candied nut recipe I've tried. Plus it is SO customizable. I made the original recipe as is with great results. I loved it so much we decided to make a second batch, only this time I added just a touch of orange zest and juice to the spice mixture and it was just as great. This made wonderful Christmas gifts also."

annrms User ID: 2649709 235873
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Wonderful easy. I only had almonds and cashews to use, but they "cooked" up just fine. I added a dash of cayenne & black pepper to the spice mix. I think next time I will cut back on the butter as a lot of it just stayed on the waxed paper when I cooled the nuts."

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