Maple Spiced Nuts

Slow Cooker Candied Almonds

Almonds are slowly cooked with maple syrup, coconut oil and warming spices for a delicious vegan spin on candied almonds. 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candied Almonds, Maple Almonds
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Drying Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • 3 cups raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne optional
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Mix together coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cayenne  in a large mixing bowl. 
  • Add in raw almonds and toss/mix until well combined. 
  • Line 6 quart slow cooker with parchment paper. 
  • Add in nuts and spread to even layer. 
  • Cook on low for 2 hours and 30 minutes, stirring every 20-30 minutes. 
  • Add water to slow cooker and stir. Continue to cook on low for 30 minutes with lid off slow cooker, allowing water to evaporate--this will help crystallize the sugar on the nuts. 
  • Once cook time has elapsed, remove nuts from slow cooker and place on large cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper. Spread nuts out to even layer and allow to cool and harden for 1 hour before storing in air tight container. 
  • Store nut in air tight container for up to 2 weeks. 

Notes

  • The cayenne powder is completely optional, but adds depth to the flavor of these candied nuts. 
  • Feel free to substitute coconut sugar in place of maple syrup. 
  • Be sure to use raw almonds and pure maple syrup and pure vanilla extract for the best flavor. 
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Candied Almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Potassium 282mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 9g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Calcium 11.1%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.