Swedish Nuts Recipe

Swedish Nuts
Linda Larsen
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
596 Calories
52g Fat
33g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 596
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 251mg 5%
*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 wonderfully sweet, crunchy recipe for Swedish nuts is a big hit with kids. You can steep Madagascar vanilla beans in vodka instead of using purchased vanilla extract. Every time you use some of this vanilla, add a bit of vodka. The vanilla just keeps getting better and better with age.


  • 1 pound pecan halves

  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Beat the egg whites until frothy. Add salt, then sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form; stir in cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Fold nuts into the meringue. Melt butter in 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan. Spread coated nuts over butter.

  2. Bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until nuts are light brown and all butter is absorbed. Cool and store in airtight container.