Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

Saturday, July 25, 2020
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts are addicting candy-coated nuts.

The cinnamon-flavored coating makes this crunchy treat one of the most popular snacks at theaters and gift-giving around the holiday.

This recipe is so darn easy, you won't have to wait for any occasion or other reason to have this incredibly delicious candied nut confection.

I had no idea a slow cooker good turn my favorite way to eat nuts in 3 hours with the same results you get from a fancy machine.

Don't take my word for it, give this simple recipe a try it's the best-found secret to making these delicious treats.

Great for giving to a special someone (in pretty Mason Jars) if you can resist the temptation of eating them all!

Any kinds of nuts (or even seeds work with less time for those with allergies) and you will have these in no time!

I have also included in the end of this post, a sugar-free version for the slow cooker.

Scroll down to this printable recipe and make some candied nuts today!

these are nuts candied made in a slow cooker then stored in this glass mason jar to keep fresh. They are spilling out onto a wooden board

Warning These Are Super Addicting!

During movie night or game day, these are one of the most asked for snacks.

How simple is it to just get just a few ingredients this recipe takes, set it, and stir every few hours?

Really, it's that easy, the best tasting nuts ever!

I just love that cinnamon-sugar coating with a hint of allspice.

One taste and you will be hooked!

these are almond coated in cinnamon and sugar


  1. Make sure you spray the slow cooker with cooking oil 
  2. Stir the mixture every half hour 
  3. If using pumpkin or sunflower seeds reduce the cooking time by 1 1/2 hours
  4. If sugar isn't melting, add 1 tablespoon of water and stir it in
  5. Cool on parchment paper immediately after these are done and make sure they are single
  6. Store in an airtight glass jar (like mason jars)

sugar coated almonds cooling from the slow cooker

Ingredients You Will Need

  • pecans, walnuts, pistachios, cocktail peanuts or almonds (pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds for allergies)
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • allspice
  • sea salt, or pink salt
  • egg whites
  • pure vanilla
  • Cooking oil spray for slow-cooker

this is a frothy egg white and vanilla for the recipe to make sugar candied nuts

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these are nuts candied made in a slow cooker then stored in this glass mason jar to keep fresh. They are spilling out onto a wooden board

For A Sugar-Free Recipe

3 cups of any kind of granulated sugar substitute
3 cups of brown sugar substitute
6 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 egg whites
4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
6 cups of pecans, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds,
1/4 cup water
cooking spray oil

Place and mix together sugars, cinnamon, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.

In another bowl mix the egg whites and vanilla until its foamy.

Add any of the nuts you are using (you can mix them also!)then pour the nuts into the sugar mixture.

Spray your slow cooker, pour in the mixture.

Place on low for 2 1/2 to 3 hours stirring every 20-30 minutes.

After an hour, add the water and stir to combine.

Stir every half hour.

When completed pour into the parchment-lined cookie sheet, single layer.

Store in glass jars.

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these are almonds made in a slow cooker covered in a candied cinnamon crunch

Not Convinced Yet?

Do give this recipe a try if you like those warm nuts you get in the theater, they are truly the best and easiest nuts ever!

I love the smiles on everyone's face when they taste them, they are one of my best copycat recipes!

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

Yield: 6 cups
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 3 hourTotal time: 3 H & 10 M
Here is one delicious snack made so easy in a slow cooker. Candied coated nuts are easy, fun to eat and great gifts around the holiday. Everyone love these and you can use any kinds of nuts you like and if you're allergic try pumpkin seeds shelled or sunflower seeds.


  • 6 cups Pecans, Walnuts, Pistachios. Peanuts or Almonds (pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds for allergies)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup. brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon. cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or pink salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • Cooking oil spray for slow-cooker


  1. Whisk together sugars, cinnamon,  allspice, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In another clean bowl add the egg and vanilla and whisk vigorously until foamy.
  3. Oil spray your slow cooker.
  4. Add the nuts of choice.
  5. Pour the egg white and vanilla mixture over the nuts and stir in the sugar mixture and stir until well combined.
  6. Set your appliance on low for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  7. Note: if the mixture starts to dry and sugar isn't dissolving,  add a little water, (1 tablespoon). 
  8. When completed removed the nuts immediately to parchment paper and spread out single pieces.
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2013. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. These are an irresistible temptation! I love almond praline and yours are absolutely amazing. I must try them. Thanks for sharing :) Bye, have a good Sunday

  2. The danger with this is you can't stop eating them!

  3. I am definitely making these for Christmas.

  4. Thank you Claudia, for this traditional holiday recipe that I usually 'purchase' from SC businesses. I'd rather make these myself and thank you for sharing your recipe! Buon Natale, cara amica!!!

  5. Una proposta golosa e irresistibile!!!! Baci

  6. I was just thinking today of making some pecans…these are always such a hit! lovely looking!

  7. This recipe looks delicious. I can't wait to try it.

  8. I didn't know that you can prepare this with slower cooker. They are amazing!


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