Here are two ways to make candied nuts: One in a skillet or frying pan, and the other in the oven. These recipes work for any kind of nut. I like using softer nuts, mostly walnuts or pecans.
The skillet version is faster, so I generally use this method. Make sure the skillet is well seasoned or oiled to make it easier to scoop up the candied nuts. The oven method also adds some spices to the nuts but you can add your own.
You can use honey or granulated sugar for each of the recipes. If you want to make this low carb, use a low carb syrup or granulated low carb sweetener.
Homemade Candied Nuts
- 1 cup nuts pecans and walnuts work well
- 2 tablespoons honey or granulated sugar such as coconut sugar
- Place the nuts and honey in a skillet and turn the heat to medium.
- Stir as the honey gets sticky to make sure the nuts are somewhat evenly coated.
- After a few minutes, turn the heat off and let the nuts cool for a minute or so.
Candied & Spiced Nuts
- 1 cup nuts pecan and walnuts work well
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmet
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup or granulated sweetener
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Mix all the ingredients together until well-coated.
- Place nuts on a non-stick baking sheet or parchment paper, and bake for about 15 minutes or until the nuts start to brown a bit.
- Cool for a few minutes.