Recipe Rants: Sugar and Spice Nuts

From the kitchen of Wicked Sweets

My daughter, Nicole is 15 and a sophomore at Houston High School. As part of a project for school last year she had to write a business plan. Since she is an aspiring baker and spends a lot of time in the kitchen, she plans to start a business called Wicked Sweets.

This is one of Nicole’s recipes.

Sugar and Spice Nuts

You will need: 

16 ounces pecans or walnut halves

1/2 cup melted unsalted butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes


1. Turn slow cooker to HIGH about 15 minutes in advance. In hot slow cooker, stir together the nuts and butter.

2. Add powdered sugar, stirring to blend and coat evenly. Cover and cook on HIGH for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to LOW and remove lid; cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 2 to 3 hours, or until the nuts are coated with a crisp glaze.

3. Transfer the nuts to a bowl.

4. In another small bowl, combine the spices; sift over the nuts, stirring to coat evenly.

Let cool before serving.

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