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Slow Cooker Candied Nuts

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, Westmoreland, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    4 cups


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Transfer nuts to waxed paper to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 327 calories, 31g fat (7g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Janis
    Jan 5, 2021

    I thought 1/2 cup butter was way too much. Butter also burns. I used egg whites to coat the nuts. Worked much better.

  • Dixie
    Dec 17, 2020

    I followed the recipe exactly. These turned out bland and undercooked with butter dripping off of them. I’m going to try the rack in the oven trick to dry them out. Otherwise, a waste of time and money!

  • Lemony22
    Oct 16, 2020

    This was a disappointment. The nuts don't taste good, not sweet enough, and I suspect they are a little burned. I faithfully watched them and stirred every 30 minutes. It is a shame to lose about $20 worth of fancy nuts.

  • pattyfrog
    Dec 15, 2018

    Too much butter. Won't dry. Have them on a cooling rack on a cookie sheet in a 300 degree oven now. Hope for the best.

  • Cindi
    Dec 12, 2018

    These are AWESOME!!! I did add a bit of salt and pepper. Used my 9X12 Crock pot. (it is an oblong flat crock pot unit). Cut down to 1/4 cup of butter. Cook on low Stir after 1 hour. Continue cookiing another hour. Put on parchment paper to cool. Big hit a Christmas party! YuM!!!

  • heyutoo
    Dec 10, 2018

    Very good! I've made these twice and noticed that letting them cool on wax paper they have a tendency to really stick especially where there is a decent amount of "syrup" left over in spots. I may try putting them on a cooling rack with wax paper underneath so they completely drain off. ??

  • Kathryn
    Nov 9, 2018

    Wonderful flavor. Especially after adding salt and pepper. Ceyenne would be even better but I didn't have any. However, I can't figure out how to dry them.

  • Brisnko
    Oct 20, 2017

    I’d like to give it one star but that seems a little harsh. The nuts burned at the two hour mark and I had the slow cooker on low. I also stirrred it . I put them out on parchment paper and with so much butter, many of the nuts remained oily.

  • 1298lady
    Aug 22, 2017

    Can I use can of mixed nut ok

  • Anita
    Nov 14, 2016

    Just wondering if you could use a diabetic sugar to make these candied nuts