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Sugar and Spice Candied Nuts

These sweet and spicy candied nuts are sweet with a punch of cinnamon and a hint of spice. Perfect for holiday cocktail parties or hostess gifts!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 24 servings (1 pound)
Calories 157 kcal
Author Michelle


  • cup dark brown sugar
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Heaping pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg white at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pound walnut or pecan halves or cashews or a combination


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugars, cinnamon, salt and cayenne, making sure there are no lumps.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg white and water until very frothy. Add the nuts, and stir to coat evenly. Sprinkle the nuts with the sugar mixture, and toss until evenly coated.
  4. Spread the nuts in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring twice during baking. Remove from the oven, and stir and separate the nuts as they cool. Once completely cool, the nuts can be stored in an airtight container or glass jars at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Sugar and Spice Candied Nuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.