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Slow Cooker Candied Nuts


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating: 4
  • 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
    Dec 31, 1969

    Can I use can of mixed nut ok

  • Anita
    Dec 31, 1969

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

  • LPHJKitchen
    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
    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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