How to Make Candied Nuts

An image of the Electric Pop & Stir making candied nuts.
The Electric Pop & Stir makes it easy to create gourmet candied nuts at home in minutes! Check out these recipes and tips for delicious, giftable snacks.

Tips for Using the Electric Pop & Stir

  • Starting with raw nuts creates a crunchy exterior and a softer inside. If you don’t have raw nuts, you can use roasted nuts, but they will be a bit crunchier.
  • If the nuts reach the edge of the Electric Pop & Stir or clump too much, use a spatula to push them back to the center of the plate.
  • Make personalized gifts! Wrap up your candied or spiced nuts in clear plastic bags or containers with a ribbon and tag. They make great holiday, host, or anytime gifts! Switch it up with fun and festive ribbon colors and tags for each season. 

Make your own flavorful candied almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, or peanuts—in your own kitchen—in about 15 minutes for snacks, salads, or trail mix.

Cook’s Tips

  • Have some extra candied nuts? Add them to soup, salad, yogurt, ice cream, or oatmeal for a crunchy topping. Or mix them into granola, cookie dough, or muffin batter for extra texture!
  • Try drizzling some melted chocolate over the nuts—or try dipping them! Let the chocolate harden before packing up or snacking.
  • Instead of cinnamon on your candied nuts, try using pie spice.
  • The candied nuts will get crunchier as they cool.

These French toast-flavored nuts are deliciously sweet and crunchy. And when you top pancakes with a handful, you won’t have to choose between two breakfast faves—it’s like two in one!

These crunchy candied nuts have a little kick—they’re the perfect combination of sweet and heat!

Cook’s Tip

  • You can use 1 tsp (5 mL) of Honey Sriracha Seasoning instead of the cayenne and red pepper flakes for even more flavor.

Whether they’re sweet or savory, these spiced nuts make a great topping for everything from oatmeal to hearty soup or stew to ice cream when you’re craving something sweet and crunchy.

Cook’s Tips

11 Responses to How to Make Candied Nuts

  1. Nancy Osborn September 2, 2023 at 9:24 am #

    All these recipes sound great.

  2. Shelly September 11, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

    We have a nut allergy. Can I use the recipe to make candied pepitas?

    • Karen T December 10, 2023 at 10:05 pm #

      I’m going to try them. I’ll let you know!

  3. Wendi Turner October 2, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

    Love the pop and stir. Wondering if you can use less sugar? Thats alot of sugar for so little nuts. Also could you add in oats to possibly make like a granola mix?

  4. Linda October 5, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

    I made the recipe that came with the popper/stirrer. I added a tbls of butter and it was even better!

  5. Melanie Hime November 10, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

    Could our silicone mats be used instead of parchment to cool the nuts?

    • Donna Groschen April 6, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

      I tried and the mat worked great! Almost zero cleanup!

  6. Deb Racheter November 21, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    I will be making these for Christmas gifts this year and for our New Year’s eve party

  7. Kristina December 20, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

    Has anyone tried candied or spiced pretzels, if so what shapes work best?

  8. Keith December 26, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

    Could I use chickpeas in place of nuts?

    • Kim March 30, 2024 at 11:08 am #

      Ooohhhh did you try this??

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