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Glazed nuts in a small bowl.
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Glazed Nuts

This quick and easy method allows you to create delicious, sweet glazed nuts with a foolproof result! Sprinkle these Easy Glazed Nuts on salads, add them to charcuterie platters, or pack them into mason jars for gift giving.

Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 219kcal


  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spread the nuts out evenly over a small baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, or until nuts are fragrant and toasted.
  • Remove the nuts from the oven and spread them out evenly across the bottom of a 10-inch non-stick skillet. Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the nuts. Cut the butter into 6 little pieces and scatter them over the top. Turn the heat under the skillet to MEDIUM-LOW. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter has completely melted and sugar is almost completely dissolved. Add water. Increase heat to MEDIUM and cook, stirring constantly, for two to three minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until the water cooks completely off, the sugar has completely dissolved, and the buttery sugar mixture is mostly sticking to the nuts. Pour the nuts out on to a sheet of wax paper or foil. Use a wooden spoon to separate them a little so they don't all stick together as they cool.
  • Allow the glazed nuts to cool completely before serving.


I highly recommend toasting the nuts first for a good crunchy result (and the flavor is way better too).
Transfer nuts to an airtight container, like a mason jar, and store in a cool, dry place for up to a month.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg