Candied nuts are a fall classic. They are delicious as a sweet snack on their own and they also make a great topping for everything from cake to pie to ice cream to pudding. You can pretty much use whatever type of nut that you’d like; however, pecans are definitely a fan favorite. If you’re looking for an easy autumnal treat to make this season, candied nuts are perfect!
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1. Maple Chipotle Candied Walnuts
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2. Root Vegetable Tart with Candied Nuts
This beautiful Root Vegetable Tart with Candied Nuts by Kirsten Kaminski is the perfect combination of sweet and savory and a showstopper for your Christmas brunch or dinner! These colors truly pop and there is a variety of textures in this dish: flaky puff pastry, melted cashew mozzarella, chunky root vegetables and crunchy candied nuts.
Reprinted with permission from Vegan Holiday Cooking by Kirsten Kaminski, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photo credit: Kirsten Kaminski
3. Candied Pecans
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Although this recipe is for vegan candied pecans you can of course use any nut you prefer or a combination of all different nuts! Subtly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves; and the secret ingredient to make this 100 % vegan is the aquafaba! You will love these Candied Pecans by Gretchen Price!
4. Apple and Beet Salad with Candied Walnuts and Cashew Cheese
Check out this combination of roasted beets, cashew cheese, candied walnuts, crispy apple slices and spinach, drizzled with a bright dressing. You won’t be disappointed with this Apple and Beet Salad with Candied Walnuts and Cashew Cheese by Daniela Modesto.
5. Candied Pumpkin Spice Pecans
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These Candied Pumpkin Spice Pecans by Jackie Newgent are glazed with a just-right sweetness from coconut nectar. You can use pure maple syrup if you prefer. The pumpkin pie spice provides that distinctive pumpkin pie-like flair, of course. And the pinch of sea salt punches up the taste and provides balance for the sweetness. A handful of these pecans makes a delightful snack. They’re also ideal for tossing into salads or sprinkling onto so many seasonal dishes. Hope you make a batch or two … soon!
6. German Apple Cake With Candied Almond Topping
While apfelkuchen is literally translated apple cake, you will find the term used to refer to a number of German desserts, some resembling more of a pie or crumble while others more closely fit what we think of as a cake. Either way, they are all delicious and perfect for fall! This German Apple Cake With Candied Almond Topping by Lindsey Auerbach is unusual in that it has a staggered baking process. The first step ensures that the apples have enough time to dry out before they get covered with the almond topping. It also prevents the almonds from browning too much before the cake underneath is cooked.
7.White Chocolate Pumpkin Bark With Candied Pecans
This recipe is so easy, involves a handful of ingredients, has multiple textures, aesthetic appeal, looks fancy but is far from complex. The candied pecans sweetened with coconut sugar and no butter are the perfect topping for this seasonal treat. If you’re searching for that ideal fall concept to indulge in or simply need a quick and easy gift for friends and love ones, this White Chocolate Pumpkin Bark With Candied Pecans by Gabrielle St. Claire is it!
8. Maple Cardamom Candied Walnuts
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These Maple Cardamom Candied Walnuts by Daniela Modesto are insanely simple to make and truthfully, compared to conventional candied nuts, are far less sweet, and use only quality ingredients. You need maple syrup, coconut sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, salt, and obviously walnuts. The rest of the magic happens in the oven. It’s recommended to let them cool completely before eating them (all).
9. Cranberry Pecan Pie with Candied Pecans
10. Candied Nuts
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