How to make Glazed Nuts

04/19/2014 4:00 pm · 4 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

IMG_0718The other day we had some friends over for dinner, they brought the salad.  It as simple yet delicious…blend of greens, blue cheese sprinkles, a pear (little under ripe so it had a good crunch) , and candied pecans with poppy seed dressing.  Only 4 things, yet a nice change from your standard iceberg lettuce with ranch.  Our friends said they had this salad at an up scale restaurant  they went to …which was rather pricey, so the recreated it at home.  They now enjoy it  at a fraction of the cost.

Since then we have made this salad several times and really enjoy it, I thought I would show you how to make your own glazed nuts.  It only takes a minute and you can make them for a fraction of what they cost in the store.

IMG_0712On your stove top combine 2 tablespoons butter, and 1/4 cup sugar.  Start to melt over medium heat.

IMG_0713Once butter has melted, and sugar has started to dissolve add 1 tablespoon water

IMG_0714Add 1 cup of chopped pecans ( or any nut you want).  Stir so they are well coated with sugar glaze.

IMG_0715Continue to stir till for 3-5 minutes still sugar turns into more of a  caramel glaze

IMG_0716Take off heat but continue to stir in pan as it cools.

IMG_0717Once the nuts have cooled ( only takes a minute or two) spread on a piece of wax paper.  Enjoy them as a snack, salad topping, or on ice-cream!  Enjoy!

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It's a great day today and i feel like testing some new recipes. Thanks for your ideas and wonderful posts in your blog, you've done an excelent job!


A great thrifty use of all those boxes of Jell-O flavored gelatin is to use those instead of sugar and you can create all kinds of flavored candied nuts. Instead of using sugar, use a box or a portion of a box depending on the size of your skillet. These are a great snack to have for parties too and your guests will be so impressed.

Amy B
Amy B

I love glazed nuts and agree that they can be way over priced in the store. I just found another recipe that is so simple and good for you. Just heat 2c nuts in a skillet over med heat then add 1/3c real maple syrup and stir until caramelized about 3 min. Then let cool and enjoy! Just a yummy and less fat too. Thanks, I love your blog.


is the dressing homemade too? Do you have the recipe?

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