Crock Pot Candied Nuts

Crock Pot Candied Nuts

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Once upon a time there was a mom. She was trying to make a tasty treat in the oven. Everything was going fine…but then the baby had a poop – and it got EVERYWHERE. While cleaning up the poop (which she’s not afraid of), someone also came to the door. That mom chatted with the company for a while. Company left – then the 3 year old had a meltdown. Mama dealt with that too – and all was going fine…and then, the smoke.

Wait…that mom was only gone for 15 minutes, right? Uhhh, no. Make that almost 45. Make that a burning flame of tasty treat setting off the fire alarm. Make that a burning tasty treat being thrown out on the carport before it sets the house on fire. Ummmm, oops?

That’s a hypothetical story. That a friend told me….about ummm, someone she knows. Yeah, someone she knows. I never burn stuff. *Step aside for flaming lightning bolt*

Crock Pot Candied Nuts

This recipe is great for those of you who tend to burn things in the oven. I never do stuff like that. *Cough* But if you do, you’ll enjoy this recipe. I hear it’s really easy to burn nuts in the oven if you’re not watching them closely…so, I want to save you from the story about my friend and her burning tray of flaming nuts.

If you never burn things in the oven, this recipe isn’t for you. Go look for one on Pinterest that involves the oven. And then pin a rose on your nose.

Crock Pot Candied Nuts

But really, this is so easy and it only takes an hour. Crock pot to the rescue again! Everyone is a fan of these nuts in this house. You can use whatever nuts you have on hand. We like a mixture of walnuts and pecans the best.

Coconut would be really yummy, stirred in at the end…but I tend to stand and eat my coconut raw right out of the container in the kitchen when no one is looking – so I don’t have to share.

Crock Pot Candied Nuts

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • Tara H

    Ok, so I think I know what will be the first thing I make in my 2 qt crock! :) Yummy!

    • Stacy

      Ooooooh!! Good choice!

  • Brenda

    Love your “friend’s” story! You could be writing about me, LOL!

    Thanks for the recipe…….we have been trying THM since this winter, getting acclimated….so to speak :-) and hoping to get more into it this summer :-) .



    • Stacy

      Okay, my friend’s name was Brenda. *Cough*

  • Nancy

    Have you ever tried this with pure maple syrup or honey?

    • Stacy

      No, I haven’t…but if you do, holler back and I’ll make a note in the recipe. :-)

  • Debra Schramm

    I only have a 6 quart crock pot. Do you think I could just double the ingredients? What about cooking time?

    • Stacy

      Surface area is what matters in this particular recipe…so doubling it should be fine. :-)

  • Amber

    bing bang boom. In the crockpot in under 3 minutes. My parents quit smoking a week ago and I’m going to drop some of this off as a snack to help them get through the icky cravings. Thanks Stacy!

    • Stacy

      I hope they love them too! Congratulations to them!

  • Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

    Looks great. I have a sugar free nut mix that I’ve been meaning to post for a loooong time. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Stacy

      Consider this your nudge.

  • Lori

    Thanks for posting this recipe. My husband loves nuts! (And the 31st was his birthday, so now I will endeavor to make him some for snacking.) We are slowly getting going on THM, so the notations that apply to that are very much appreciated. You rock, Stacy!

    • Stacy

      Happy Birthday, hubby!!!!

  • Kimberly R.

    I love you and your crock pot! The kids loved them!!!!

    • Stacy

      Hip, hip HOORAY!!!!!