Saturday, December 20, 2014


This is a fast and easy way to spice nuts. I used walnuts but you could use pecans, or almonds.  I love walnuts and am one lucky duck at the holidays as I have several relatives who are growers and they are kind enough to share their bounty at Christmas.
Just a few ingredients, butter powdered sugar, spices and nuts.  You can change the spices - I added a pinch of cayenne but if you like one spice more than another or want a little more heat, adjust the spices accordingly.
Butter and sugar into your crock pot...stir...stir...stir...
Onto racks to cool......
The recipe is for one pound of nuts and you certainly could get more bags by using smaller bags but I chose to make half-pound bags.


1 pound of nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds*)
1 cube of butter (melted)
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
pinch of cayenne pepper

*personal preference but if I am doing almonds I will omit the cloves and add more ginger.

If you have the larger (usually oval) size Crock Pot, please use that one as I think you will have to cook them longer if you have the small Crock Pot.

Turn on the Crock Pot to high for about 15-20 minutes before you start your nuts.  Then nuts into the Crock Pot, pour the butter in and stir, then the powdered sugar and stir until completely blended. Put on the lid and cook on high for 15 minutes. Take off the lid, set the Crock Pot on low and with the lid off let the nuts cook for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally until the nuts have a crisp glaze.  If you are using the large Crock Pot you can sift the spices over the nuts and stir for a bit to get good distribution on the nuts. If you are using the small Crock Pot pour the nuts into a big bowl and then sift the spices over the nuts and stir. Pour onto either racks or waxed paper and let cool completely before either serving or bagging.

This is something good to make when you are in the kitchen baking, etc. as you just need to stir every once in awhile.

 Bagged with a label and ready for gifting.

Thank you for stopping by.


  1. what is a "cube" of butter? Thank you! Eileen

  2. ONE WILL NEVER DO!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Trying it ASAP!!
    Thanks!! ❤️❤️

  4. Dear SSwall - hope u r not disappointed - labels are in the mail! I adjusted the spices a little - less cloves and a pinch (or two) of cayenne!

    1. Got the labels today, and they are beautiful. Thank you. And I would never be disappointed!

  5. So happy they arrived in a timely fashion - enjoy!❤️