Sweet Spice Nuts

Sweet Spice Nuts

Sweet spice nuts are a snack made by coating nuts, usually almonds or pecans, in a sweet mixture of sugar, cinnamon, and other spices. Sweet spice nuts are a popular holiday snack, but they can be enjoyed any time of the year as a delicious and healthy snack. Sweet spice nuts can be made with a variety of nuts, including pecans and walnuts. They can be served as a snack or used as a topping for salads or desserts.

Sweet Spice Nuts

Recipe by Recipe CookCourse: DessertDifficulty: Beginner


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  • 1/2 cup cane sugar

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger

  • 2 cups walnut or pecan halves 

  • cooking spray 


  • Combine ingredients in a non-stick coated large skillet.
  • Heat mixture to 240 F degrees (firm-ball stage). Fold in nuts until coated with sugar mixture.
  • Bring mixture to boiling. Stirring constantly. Sugar mixture will start to form strands when stirred.
  • Spread nuts on cooking sprayed cookie sheet. Cool. Place and store in a covered container.