Crockpot Sugared Pecans or Walnuts

Spiced Pecans
Photo: Diana Rattray
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 3 hrs 15 mins
Total: 3 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
403 Calories
39g Fat
13g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 403
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 7g
Calcium 51mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This delicious spiced pecans or walnuts recipe is prepared in a slow cooker. Toss a handful in a fresh salad to give your lunch a boost or snack on them throughout the day.


  • 16 ounces pecans (or walnut halves)
  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Steps to Make It

  1. Turn slow cooker to high about 15 minutes in advance.

  2. In hot slow cooker, stir together the nuts and butter. Add the powdered sugar, stirring to blend and coat evenly. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes.

  3. Reduce the heat to low and remove ​the lid.

  4. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 2 to 3 hours, or until the nuts are coated with a crisp glaze.

  5. Transfer the nuts to a bowl.

  6. In another small bowl, combine the spices; sift over the nuts, stirring to coat evenly.

  7. Let cool before serving.

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