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Candied Nuts

These Candied Nuts are the best thing ever! Deliciously crunchy with a sweet cinnamon coating. You'll be sneaking bite after bite
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 5
Author: Jay DeMay


  • 2 1/2 cups nuts - whatever is your favorite kind
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tespoon salt unless nuts are salted
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or cashew milk for vegan
  • extra cinnamon sugar for sprinkling 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon mixed (optional)


  • Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and measure out the nuts. You don't want to be rushing to do this when the mixture is hot.
  • With the burner off, place sugar, cinnamon, salt (if using), and cream in a medium to large sauce pan.
  • Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat.
  • Once boiling, cook for exactly 4 minutes, stirring consistently.
  • Turn off heat, add nuts, stir to coat evenly and pour onto wax paper.
  • Sprinkle with extra cinnamon sugar if desired.
  • Place sugar, cashew milk, cinnamon, and salt in a pan
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Stir constantly for 6 minutes or until it starts to thicken and look like caramel.
  • Remove from heat and stir in nuts.
  • Pour over wax paper to cool, breaking apart with the spoon.
  • Sprinkle with extra cinnamon sugar if desired.
  • Let cool before eating because they will be extremely hot.