5 Minute Recipe-Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

nuts WARNING: These are super addictive & won’t fit in with any New Years weight loss resolutions, but they ARE worth the whole 5 minutes it takes to make them.

Here’s the good news;  they’re ridiculously easy & quick to make & delicious. These warm, cinnamon/sugar nuts are so good..they’re worth the calories…but all in moderation right folks? (Try telling that to my husband who tries to eat a whole batch in one sitting….told ya, they’re addictive!)

Ingredients Needed (Only 3 required!!!) 

  • About 3 Cups Raw Nuts-This recipe works well for Almonds, Pecans & Walnuts. I used both raw Walnuts and Pecans together when I made them
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • About 4 Tablespoons of Water 
  • Dash of Cinnamon (Optional) 


  • Saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Wax Paper


  • Combine the sugar & water and bring to a boil (Medium High Heat). I stir a bit until sugar has dissolved

Boil Sugar

  • Turn heat down to Medium/Low & slowly start adding the nuts.
  • Continuously stir them really well so that they are coated in sugary goodness.
  • Before the nuts become “candied” & are still wet, I sprinkle them with cinnamon & keep stirring.
    (All above steps take about 2 minutes)
  • Turn heat off

Stir Nuts

  • I just tear off a big sheet of wax paper, spread out on the countertop & then just dump the nuts out on that to cool.
  • As they cool, you’ll see them brown & become candied

nuts 2

candied nuts

This entire recipe only takes about 5 minutes to make & just a few extra minutes for them to cool.

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