Sweet Crunchy Nuts Recipe

Assortment of nuts
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  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 3 to 5 cups (5 servings)
Ratings (4)

Warning! These little tidbits are highly addictive. You can use just about any type of nut you like or mix them up for a special treat. They are so easy to make but so tasty! Put these sweet crunchy nuts into a nice glass jar or tin, and they make a tasty gift from the kitchen for any occasion.

What You'll Need

  • 2 egg whites (at room temperature, save yolks for other use)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted and cooled to room temperature)
  • 1 to 1-1/2 pounds
  • cashews (shelled 
  • walnuts,
  • pecans, peanuts,
  • almonds, or
  • macadamia nuts or a mixture of your choice)​

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Have an ungreased 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 inch jelly roll pan ready.

Using an electric mixer, place egg whites into a large bowl big enough to accomodate the nuts. Beat until the whites form soft peaks when beaters are lifted.

Add brown sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition until mixture is stiff and glossy. With a large spatula, stir in melted butter.

Gently fold nuts into meringue mixture until they are evenly coated, taking care not to break nuts.



Spread coated nuts evenly on ungreased jelly roll pan. Bake about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes to keep nuts separate, until meringue is dry and nuts are crunchy. Let cool in pan, stirring occasionally to keep separate.

Pour cooled nuts into covered containers and store up to 2 months at room temperature.

Yield: about 3 to 5 cups, depending on size of nuts

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 284
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Sodium 69 mg
Carbohydrates 49 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)