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Sugar Coated Nuts make a delicious little nibble. Perfect for serving at parties, showers or when entertaining, these sugar coated nuts are always a hit!

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Warning: These little nibbles disappear quickly!

Mama has been making these sugar coated nuts for as longs as I can remember. Sweet and addictive, they are perfect for making and serving at parties and get togethers. It seems like she would always make them for a shower she was hosting or whenever a group of her friends were coming over.

But here’s the thing – she always had to make extra batches.

As soon as these little sugary treats were cool enough to eat, you could be sure that we’d all be gathered around them sampling to make sure they were just right.

It was our duty!

We couldn’t let Mama serve anything that wasn’t just right for her parties, ya know! (ha!)

The funny thing is, now my family has taken over the role of sampling and I have to make extras.

Thankfully, they couldn’t be any easier to make! 

You can make them with any nut that you prefer. Mama generally made them with raw peanuts or pecans, but almonds, walnuts and others will work just fine, too.

Here’s Mama’s Sugar Coated Nuts recipe. I think you might want to give them a try, too!

Sugar Coated Nuts Recipe

Appetizers 38 mins

Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 8
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Sugar Coated Nuts make a delicious little nibble. Perfect for serving at parties, showers or when entertaining, these sugar coated nuts are always a hit!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups raw nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Add sugar and water to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Allow sugar to dissolve and then add nuts. Stirring frequently, cook until all nuts are well coated and there is no more liquid in saucepan. Pour nuts onto a rimmed baking sheet and place into oven. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring about halfway through.


Makes 2 cups. 

Nutritional Information

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 2mg

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Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. I love nuts like this. They are such a great thing to bring to a gathering. Most people don’t bring them and they are popular. Thanx!

  2. this is just the kind of snack that’s dangerous for me to have around because I will eat the entire bowl!!! I want them anyway!! love these sugar coated nuts!! 🙂