You won't believe how easy these 3 ingredient Cinnamon Candied Nuts are to make! They are spicy and sweet with a hint of salt. The perfect snack!
These Cinnamon Candied Nuts are incredibly easy and irresistible!
your whole house
will smell heavenly.
Plus you will have an amazing snack, treat or gift for that special person. 6 minutes. Seriously.
As if you needed another reason to make this recipe, nuts are so good for you. See what the Mayo Clinic has to say about their benefits. They will keep you satiated and that helps when your goal is weight loss.
With this recipe you can choose to use your favorite ones. I have used pecans, almonds and cashews with great success and sometimes all three at once. YUM!
Did I mention this recipe doesn't call for egg whites? Nope! I completely removed them.
So pick your favorite nut and let's go!
Cinnamon Candied Nuts
- 3 cups nuts
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup water
- pinch salt optional
- Bring sugar, water and cinnamon to a boil while whisking it together.
- Add nuts and salt. Stir constantly.
- Continue stirring until it seizes up and you just start to smell it roasting.
- Immediately pour the nuts onto parchment paper and separate with forks. You have to do this quickly or the nuts will stick together.
I have made this recipe using maple syrup, monkfruit sweetener and coconut sugar, all worked well, but I still prefer using organic sugar. The sugared nuts get a dry coating that allows them to stay separate and not stick together. I think that works well as a gift. However, if you want to save even more calories then try the monkfruit sweetener, but pay attention because it won't take as long to cook. If you haven't tried it, monkfruit sweetener is zero calories and plant based. Go for it!
If you like this snack recipe, check out my Spicy Cranberry Salsa. It will give you a kick!
Let me know what you think of the nuts or how your weight loss journey is going. I love hearing from you!