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Spiced Brazil nuts in a gift tin with some Christmas Decorations seen on the side

Spiced Candied mixed Nuts

This 3 ingredient easy peasy Spiced Candied mixed Nuts are an addictive munching snack as well as a perfect edible homemade gift idea.
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Course: Sides, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Edible Gifts, Nuts, Sweet
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre



  • 1 Cup - 180 grams - Almonds
  • 1 Cup - 110 grams - Pecan
  • 1 Cup - Brazil Nuts
  • 1 Cup - 110 grams - Walnuts
  • 1 Cups Sugar - 200 grams (For each you will need ¼ Cup - 50 grams)
  • 8 tablespoon Water (For each you will need 2 tablespoon Water)
  • Spices as per choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika (I used a bit more, you can reduce it)


  • Lightly roast the nuts on slow to medium in a pan.
    Almonds Being Roastted
  • Either individually roast the nuts or mix all together.
  • Roast the nuts by stirring frequently so they do not burn.
  • After 4-5 minutes, they will release a nice aroma. Switch off and remove the roasted nuts in a pan.
  • Allow it to cool.

For Almonds

  • In a pan add ¼ Cup - 50 grams Sugar.
    Adding Sugar and Water in Pan
  • Add 2 tablespoon of water and spice of your choice.
  • On a slow to medium stove caramelize the sugar.
  • It will start to bubble in 2-3 minutes.
    Sugar being Caramelized
  • After the sugar starts caramelizing add the nuts and evenly coat it.
    Adding of almonds in the pan
  • After 1-2 minutes, you will see the nuts have been coated and the sugar hardened.
    Almonds coated with sugar and spice
  • It’s done, switch off and remove it on a plate and allow it to cool completely.
    Spiced Almonds and Brazli nuts in a tray allowed to cool
  • Store it in an air-tight container.

For Pecans, Walnuts & Brazil nuts.

  • In the same pan repeat the above steps one by one for each of the nuts.


  • Standard US Size Cups and spoons Used
  • One can either do the nuts individually or mix them.
  • I have mentioned the ingredients for 4 types of nuts and it is 4 cups. One can reduce the quantity.
  • One can adjust the spices as per your liking.
  • They are mildly sweet and not overly. If you like more sweet you can add more sugar.
  • If your sugar is not hardened after coating the nuts, it means the sugar is not caramelized properly. In your next try add a minute while caramelizing the sugar.
  • Do not rush or do it on a fast stove you might burn the nuts.
  • Initial roasting of nuts is optional
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