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Whether they are spiced, roasted, candied, or sweet-and-spicy, nuts are a must have for your Christmas appetizer spread!

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By rrxing

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (18 Votes)
Slow-Cooker Candied Nuts 1 Picture
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Servings 12
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 120

  • 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

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A healthier snack alternative, these Slow-Cooker Candied Nuts are always on hand for me when I need a boost or to q...

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Simple, sweet and scrumptious! Slow roasted pecans are covered in a cinnamon sugar glaze

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4.5/5 (41 Votes)

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Spicy fried mixed nuts are packed full of flavor and can be enjoyed with a nice cold adult beverage

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 cup unsalted cashew nuts
  • 1 cup unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup unsalted macademia nuts
  • 1 rosemary twig, just the leafs
  • 1 tablespoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Pinch of red chili flakes
4.4/5 (16 Votes)

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These roasted nuts are almost impossible to stop eating! They're super easy to make, and they make fantastic party ...

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon sumac or sweet paprika
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (depending on desired heat)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 or 7 cups mixed nuts, such as peanuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans and walnuts
  • 2 large egg whites
0/5 (0 Votes)

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Need a boost? Try this simple candied nuts recipe with amazing sweet and savory flavors! I always have them handy w...

  • 2 cups mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc.)
  • 1 large egg white lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup dark-brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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These candied pecans are truly addictive

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon (adjust to your taste; I like 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon)
  • 2 cups nuts (pecans or walnuts are excellent, whole almonds are good too)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Optional: substitute 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste, instead of cinnamon and definitely gives a great pop of flavor
4.4/5 (129 Votes)

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It's really easy to make slow cooker cinnamon sugar candied almonds & they're even better than the mall or your fav

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups almonds
  • 1/4 cup water
4.4/5 (70 Votes)

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Candied pecans are a sweet treat that's great as a dessert or as a quick snack

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups pecan halves
4.2/5 (80 Votes)

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Roasted, walnuts, almond and pumpkin seeds with sweet and savory flavors

  • 3 cups whole unblanched almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely snipped
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
4.7/5 (7 Votes)

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Pamper your guests this holiday season with this decadent and delicious treat, Baked Brie with Raspberry Jam, Almon...

  • 1 10x10-inch piece frozen puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 (8-ounce) wheel Brie cheese, rind intact
  • 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, softened in hot water, drained, and patted dry
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Crackers (optional for serving)
  • Sliced baguette (optional for serving)
  • Sliced apples (optional for serving)
  • Grapes (optional for serving)
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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These easy canapes are perfect for a light snack or appetizer in autumn

  • 24 walnut halves (about 3/4 cup)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 24 thin slices whole-wheat baguette, from 1/2 baguette
  • 8 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, choped, plus whole leaves for garnish
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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Walnuts give this Gorgonzola cheese bread a nice crunch and flavor

  • 1 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped, toasted*
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • French bread slices
  • Apple and pear slices
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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Simple yet delightful, these salt and pepper cashews are easy to make and taste delicious! Set this snack out at yo...

  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1/4 cup sunflower or peanut oil (Sunflower has a milder taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
3.9/5 (15 Votes)

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Sweet, spicy and savory, this popcorn pecan snack will become a favorite for your family and friends

  • 5 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup golden raisins
4.3/5 (7 Votes)

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