How to Make Candied Nuts

by Maria P

Only 5 ingredients + nuts! These are so addictive! They are sweet, crunchy, and delicious! They make perfect gifts or party/ holiday treats.


  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 4 Cups Nuts
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Any nuts work but pecans are awesome! The ratio for the recipe is 1 egg white to 1 cups of sugar to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to 1/2 teaspoon of salt to 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg to 4 cups of nuts.

    Step 2

    Separate egg whites from yolk.

    Step 3

    Add 1 tbs of water per egg.

    Step 4


    Step 5

    Mix until egg whites have stiff peaks.

    Step 6

    Add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, & sugar. (1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, 1/2 tsp of salt, and 1 cup of sugar per egg)

    Step 7

    Mix all ingredients with the mixer or spatula.

    Step 8

    Add nuts (3-4 cups of nuts per egg). Here we have walnuts.

    Step 9

    Add nuts (3-4 cups of nuts per egg). Here we have almonds.

    Step 10

    Add nuts (3-4 cups of nuts per egg). Here we have pecans - which for my likings makes up over half the nuts.

    Step 11

    I quadrupled the recipe for Christmas so I added a 12 cups of nuts!

    Step 12

    Mix together until all the nuts are well coated.

    Step 13

    Place flat in a baking dish and let bake at 300 deg F for 45 min while mixing every 15 min.

    Step 14

    After 15 min of baking the egg whites should puff like meringue.

    Step 15

    Mix the nuts.

    Step 16

    Once cooled, store in a airtight container.

    Step 17

    I packed mine to give as Christmas presents!

    Step 18

    You can use the leftover meringue mix as a topping for cupcakes or cake!