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Favorite Candied Nut Recipes

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Just when you think it's impossible to improve upon fresh toasted nuts, someone comes up with the idea of coating them with a thin, crunchy layer of sugar. Yep, candied nuts are practically irresistable, and this collection of candied nut recipes has something for everyone. From simple glazed almonds to honey-roasted peanuts, you'll find a recipe for your favorite candied nut right here.

1. Glazed Almonds

Glazed Almonds
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Glazed Almonds are crunchy, golden-brown candied almonds, made with just sugar, water, and almonds. These candied nuts are perfect on pastries, salads, or as part of a candy mix, and you can add lots of different flavorings to customize them. 

2. Coconut-Covered Cashews

coconut cashews
(c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com

Crunchy cashews are coated with a sweet layer of toasted coconut. The combination of salty, buttery cashews and tropical coconut makes these the perfect topper for muffins, yogurt, and parfaits.

3. Honey Roasted Peanuts

Honey Roasted Peanuts
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After making these honey-roasted peanuts, you'll never be satisfied with the store-bought variety again! This recipe produces golden brown nuts with a deep honey taste, a satisfying crunch, and a kiss of salt.

4. Spicy Party Nuts

Sweet and Spiced Nuts
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Spicy Party Nuts have it all--tangy lime, sweet honey, and spicy chili powder and cumin flavors! These addicting treats bake up brown and crispy, and you’ll find that these nuts are the hit of your next party.

5. Cinnamon Almonds

cinnamon almonds
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Cinnamon almonds have an irresistable crunchy shell of vanilla-scented sugar and cinnamon built up around the nuts.

6. Caramelized Peanuts

Caramelized Peanuts
(c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

This recipe for caramelized peanuts produces a deliciously crispy, crunchy, sweet and salty snack. These peanuts are coated in a crunchy layer of sugar that is generously flavored with salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. 

7. Brown Sugared Walnuts

penuche walnuts
(c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com

Toasted walnuts are coated with a mix of brown sugar and sour cream to produce a sweet, tangy, and crunchy candy.

8. Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans

Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans
(c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans are packed with flavor from cinnamon, brown sugar, cayenne, and maple syrup. The pecans, which have a crunchy mahogany coating of sugar and spice, can be used in candies and desserts, or are equally good when topping salads or savory dishes.

9. Caramel Nuts

Caramel Nuts
(c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

This Caramel Nuts recipe produces crisp nuts that are coated in a sweet, crunchy layer of caramel. These nuts are great to munch on their own, and I also like using them to add extra flavor and texture to my baked goods.

10. Spiced Nuts

spiced nuts
(c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

In this recipe for Spiced Nuts, toasted nuts are covered with a crunchy layer of  foamy egg whites and spices. The egg whites are what really sets this recipe apart: they bake to form a crispy shell that’s lighter than air, and the texture and flavor is unique and delicious.

11. Orange-Glazed Walnuts

Elizabeth LaBau

Orange juice and two kinds of citrus zest give these candied nuts a fresh, unique flavor. Try adding these to baked goods, trail mix, or even chopped over breakfast cereals.

12. Fudgy Nuts

Fudge nuts
(c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Fudgy Nuts are coated with a soft layer of sour cream fudge, resulting in a snack that’s crunchy, smooth, sweet, and tangy. The longer these sit out, the softer they get, and I like them after they have softened for several days.

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