Spiced Nuts Recipe

Jessica Published April 7, 2020

We’ve been making these wonderful nibbles for a long time and we never get bored. These spiced nuts are perfect for the holidays and can be made easily in a crock pot!

How To Make Spiced Nuts

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The perfect holiday snack. Make a big batch and serve when you've got guests over.
15 mins
135 mins
150 mins


  • 1 lb. pecans or walnuts, cashews or your favorite nuts
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom


  • Preheat crock pot on high for 15 minutes.
  • In preheated crock pot, stir the nuts and butter until mixed well. Add the powdered sugar, stirring to coat evenly. 
  • Cover and slow-cook on high for 15 minutes. 
  • Reduce the heat to low and slow cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the nuts are coated with a crisp glaze (about 2 hours). 
  • Transfer the nuts to a bowl. In another small bowl, combine the spices and sift them over the nuts, stirring to coat evenly. Let cool before serving. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Commonly Asked Questions

What else can I add to these Spiced Nuts?

We find that a teaspoon of chilli powder gives these spiced nuts an unexpected, but completely delicious bit of heat. Chilli and sugar go better together than one might originally think.


Store these in an airtight container and get them out when you have guests over. These are great with cocktails or pre-dinner drinks.



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