Salty Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

Posted on Dec 16, 2013

We have all had that ‘Oh No’ moment and it tends to happen most at this time of the year!

Salty Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

The other day after returning home from visiting family we noticed a hand delivered package on the doorstep. Further investigation revealed a lovely, very thoughtful and completely unexpected gift from a neighbour!

Panic Stations!

We had a couple of hours before they returned from work to sort something out. Michael aka: Mr Bake Then Eat rushed me to the kitchen and told me to create something worthy of a Christmas gift.

Salty Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

We had very little in the house, we had a couple of cakes which are lovely but as all food bloggers will understand, when you bake a cake, especially if its for your blog, its going to have a slice cut out of it! Which is fine when you present your cake to close friends and family, they understand the need to cut the cake to photograph it 😀

But you can’t go gifting a cake that has already been cut into, even if the slice is shoved back in!

Salty Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

Hallelujah For Food Blogs

Lacking completely in ideas I hit one of my favourite all time blogs, which I know is reliable and has never let me down. Brown Eyed Baker. Michelle, the kitchen guru behind the site has a tone of brilliant ideas from snacks to full meals and a delectable range of sweet treats.

Salty Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

This is where I got this recipe from, it’s pretty much the same recipe except the quantity was reduced and instead of using just pecans I used mixed nuts. (It’s all I had in the house)

This is a brilliant quick to put together recipe and with a bit of crafty quick thinking and a handy glass jar you can make a lovely foodie gift out of these.

Not Just A Foodie Gift

Salty Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

If you don’t have need of a last minute foodie gift these make a lovely bowl of nibbles for you or your guests. After all we all love a nibble with a glass of your favourite tipple.

Salty Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

What’s your favourite party nibble? These are definitely joining my favourites list.

Original recipe from

Salty Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

Salty Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

A salty sweet snack perfect for gifting or enjoying as nibbles with a glass of wine.
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Course: Candy / Sweets
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 250 grams (2 and 1/2 cups)
Author: Emma


  • 110 grams granulated sugar ((1/2 cup))
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 225 grams mixed whole nuts - or nuts of your choice ((2 cups))


  • Preheat your oven to 130C / 250F / Gas mark 1/2
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Put the sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large plastic food bag and put to one side.
  • In a medium size-mixing bowl whisk the vanilla extract, egg white and water together. Add your nuts and gently stir them so they get a good coating of the egg white mix.
  • With a slotted spoon take your nuts out of off the egg wash and place them in the bag with the sugar, salt and spice. Seal the top of the bag and give everything a good shake to make sure all of your nuts are well covered.
  • Using another slotted spoon, take your coated nuts out of the sugar mix and place them on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Pop them in the oven for 1 hour, giving them a stir every 15 minutes.
  • Take them out and allow them to cool to room temperature.
  • These can be kept in an airtight container for 2 weeks.
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  1. I wonder people around me are so creative 🙂
    Give them a handful of nuts and they will present it in some most beautiful ways. I can virtually taste it but for the visual representation, I think this deserves a 10 on 10.

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    • Hi Michael thank you so much they were super tasty 🙂

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    • Hi Tamara there is something about spiced nuts and this time of year they go together so well I hope you have a merry Christmas 😀

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    • Hi Bintu, I have to admit to loving the salty sweet combination these nuts bring, I hope you have a merry Christmas 😀

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  2. I love making spiced nuts for hostess gift and this recipe is both classic and irresistible! I’m sure your neighbors loved them!!!

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    • Hi Liz, thank you very much. They do make great hostess gifts and my neighbour told me they loved them 🙂

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  3. Been there! It’s a horrible feeling when you don’t expect a gift and therefore don’t have one in return. You handled it well, and I’m sure your neighbors loved getting a delicious homemade gift!

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    • Hi Brianna, thank you very much. I know its a horrible feeling, but hey ho problem over come 🙂

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  4. Great idea for a holiday gift Emma:) I love that it was so easy to whip up and would love to get this from one my neighbours! Sweet and salty is awesome and I’m sure your neighbour loved this 🙂

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    • Thanks Kelly 🙂 You’re right sweet and salty is awesome, its a lovely combination something about it just makes it so moreish!

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  5. Nuts are one of my favorite snacks, so I super love the cinnamon sugar and salty treatment you gave them here!

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    • Thanks Pamela, I love snacking on nuts too, and I just can’t get enough of the sweet and salty thing at the moment and these deliver perfectly.

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