Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Sugared Nuts

Sugared Nuts

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From the kitchen of Dora Grimm

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Recipe Details

Total Time:
not specified
5 cups
Contains nuts, Dairy‑free, Vegan, Vegetarian


3 cups walnut halves
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Mix ingredients in heavy skillet.

  2. Cook until water disappears and nuts have a sugary appearance.

  3. Remove from heat and pour nuts onto a baking sheet. Separate quickly with 2 forks.


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lowmankrn says:

I make these every year. They're a big hit at our annual Christmas Eve Party and at work's cookie/candy exchange!! I use the mixed nuts from Sam's Club and a bit extra cinnamon.

12/11/2017 8:08:20 PM

Randi1971 says:

Easy to make.. tastes great and perfect to add to a candy plate.

12/20/2014 8:26:50 PM

aj0515 says:


11/28/2012 8:46:38 PM

katevadenais says:

you can also make these in the oven verse the skillet and x the water and use 1 egg white, Just as yummy

11/18/2012 12:23:18 PM

Mary says:

I used all pecans since walnuts are not my favorite nut. (I don't particularly care for the slightly bitter aftertaste that walnuts have.) I added a smidge more cinnamon than the recipe calls for since cinnamon is so good! These taste great and look pretty in a jar!

11/5/2012 7:30:36 AM

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