Cinnamon Candied Nuts (Paleo) – these sweet, crunchy nuts are coated in coconut sugar and make the perfect snack or salad topping.  Also great for gift giving!

candied paleo nuts in a jar

 

These Paleo candied nuts are the ultimate snack!  Not only are they totally addictive, but they make your house smell UH-mazing while they cook.  I especially love them around the holidays, but they are a treat that can be enjoyed year round.  So simple and delicious, I guarantee you will be making several batches and watching them disappear!

 

I used a combo of raw, unsalted cashews and pecans but this can be customized to your taste.  In place of refined white/brown sugar, I used coconut sugar (here’s my favorite brand) and love the caramel-y sweet flavor it brings.  Coconut sugar is unrefined and my sweetener of choice for paleo recipes.  With just a bit of fine sea salt and cinnamon, these nuts are perfect combo of sweet, crunchy, and salty.

Paleo Candied Nuts Tips & Variations

For a little different variation, add 1-2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice

Pack these up in small gift bags or jars to give as hostess gifts or stocking stuffers.  Homemade gifts are such a great option for the holidays – heartfelt, inexpensive, and fun!

Make these for your next party…your guests will love them and your house will smell awesome!

Substitute any of your favorite nut sin the mix – walnuts and almonds are also great options.

How to Make Candied Nuts

Beat egg whites until frothy.  In a separate bowl, combine coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

Toss nuts in the egg whites.  Pour sugar mixture over the nuts and combine well.

Bake the sugar coated nuts, stirring throughout cooking.  Spread on wax paper and let cool.

Looking for more simple and easy holiday treats?  Try these Chocolate Almond Butter Cups or  Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters!

Candied Nuts (Paleo) - these sweet, crunchy nuts are coated in coconut sugar and make the perfect snack or salad topping.  Also great for gift giving! | tastythin.com

candied paleo nuts in a jar

Candied Nuts (Paleo)

Candied Nuts (Paleo) - these sweet, crunchy nuts are coated in coconut sugar and make the perfect snack or salad topping.  Also great for gift giving!
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Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups raw pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 egg white
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg white until frothy.  Add nuts and toss to coat.
  • In a separate bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt.  
  • Pour sugar over nuts and stir until nuts are completely coated.
  • Spread on the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  Transfer to wax paper to cool and break apart chunks.  Store in an air tight container.

Notes

Variation: For Pumpkin Pie Spiced Nuts, add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 240mg, Potassium: 322mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 2.8mg

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