Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts Recipe

slow cooker spiced nuts recipe

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My slow cooker spiced nuts recipe makes the perfect holiday snack. About two hours in my  Crock-Pot® and these mixed nuts were ready to eat after a big meal or snack on throughout the day. I chose mixed nuts for this recipe, as I’m a big fan of all types of nuts. Tomorrow I’m going to make two more batches, one with only cashews and another with just almonds. The nuts can be stored up to 5 days in an airtight jar but around my house they usually last less than a day.

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slow cooker spiced nuts recipeI have always loved candied walnuts and candied pecans, but with many recipes after eating a handful you’ve already surpassed your sugar intake for the day. This spiced nuts recipe serves as a great alternative as it probably has one quarter of the sugar. Similar to other   Crock-Pot® recipes however the taste is there isn’t a huge layer of coated sugar. True to other slow cooker recipes the taste cooks in better than other methods of cooking, so you can opt for healthier options of less quantities of salts, sugars, etc. and still pack in the right amount of flavor. Nuts are a great way to enjoy a healthy snack that is actually linked to lower cholesterol. With protein, fiber and the right kind of unsaturated fats there are few dessert or noshing items that are healthier.

slow cooker spiced nuts recipe

Snacks around Christmas and New Years are key as there’s always family around, and having a few bowls out makes everyone feel more welcome. Also, my family is big into college football and watching all of the bowls so it goes without saying that there’s a lot of food and drinks consumed during game-days. By using a Crock-Pot® I can just spend a few minutes putting it all together and then spend time with the family or catching some of the game. Will Alabama repeat as BCS champions this year? I’m not sure, but what I do know is that I’ll be having some good eats while watching the game!

My Crock-Pot® slow cooker allows me to cook on a high or low setting, My Crock- Pot® slow cooker has a timer that automatically switches over to “Keep Warm” in case I forget to turn it off. Slow Cooker with Stovetop-Safe Cooking Pot, which acts like a jack of all trades as I use it to brown, sear and sauté ingredients directly on the stovetop before placing it into the Crock-Pot® slow cooker. So there’s less mess and less cleaning time!  I seared the chicken using the same pot for a crispy outside and juicy flavor inside. The pot features  DuraCeramic™ nonstick coating to prevent food from sticking.  It’s PTFE and PFOA free, which is extremely important to me. It’s also easy to clean!


Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 5 mins

Course: Snack
Servings: 16
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: rika agustini
  • 4 cups mixed nuts (such as cashew, pecan) roasted, unsweetened, unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon cumin ground
  • 1 teaspoon all spice ground (I used All Spice from Simply Organics)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt add more according to your liking
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper add more according to your liking
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter unsalted, melted
  1. Spray the bottom of the crock pot with cooking spray 

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients above

  3. Spread the mixed nuts evenly on the bottom of the crock pot 

  4. Cook on high heat for about 1 hour

  5. Turn the heat to low, keep stirring every 20 minutes, until the nuts are glazed for about 1 hour

  6. Turn the heat off, uncovered and let the nuts harden

  7. Serve immediately or store in an airtight jars for up to 5 days

Recipe Notes

slow cooker spiced nuts recipe

slow cooker spiced nuts recipe

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  • Reply
    Dec 17, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Making spiced nuts in the crockpot should be on ever ones list. Using the crockpot is always a plus.

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    Dina Demarest
    Dec 18, 2016 at 6:29 am

    I made cinnamon nuts in my slow cooker this year to give as gifts. It was a big hit. I need to try this one!

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      rika agustini
      Dec 19, 2016 at 3:14 am

      Thanks Dina, I’ll have to give that a try, too. I’m a big fan of cinnamon and it is really good for lowering blood sugar levels and reducing heart disease. Cinnamon is actually one of the ingredients my husband’s doctor recommended he mix in to his diet after getting poor results in a health screening.

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    Jacqui S
    Dec 18, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I love my crockpot! But I never thought to make spiced nuts in it. That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      rika agustini
      Dec 19, 2016 at 3:10 am

      Me too Jacqui, I am using my Crock-Pot more and more these days and each thing I try is turning out better than I expected. I hope to put out more Crock-Pot recipes that are unexpected for you!

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    Dawn Gibson-Thigpen
    Dec 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    i never thought about putting nuts in a slow cooker. what a brilliant idea

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    Nancy T.
    Dec 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I love learning how to use slow cookers in different ways; Id have never thought of making nuts in them until I read your post. The recipe looks great as well, thanks for sharing it.

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    Jennifer L Johnson
    Dec 18, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    This looks so good!! I have never made nuts in my crock pot like this before, what a great appetizer!!

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    Dec 18, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Wow! I didn’t know you could do that in a slow cooker! I bet my husband would love if I gave this one a try.

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    Dec 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Um yummy! Another great slow cooker recipe! My guest visiting next week will love it!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Dec 19, 2016 at 12:37 am

    This slow cooker spiced nuts recipe sounds delicious. I have never made spiced nuts in a slow cooker before but will have to try this recipe. These spiced nuts would make for a great gift idea too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Louise Bishop (@MomStart)
    Dec 19, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I had no idea you could make these in the crock pot. Very cool!

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    Shannon Graham
    Dec 19, 2016 at 11:34 am

    These sound amazing! Great for the holidays!

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    Dec 19, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Wow, never thought of making nuts in the slow cooker, what an awesome idea!

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    Dec 20, 2016 at 6:20 am

    I never thought to make nuts in the slow cooker – what a great idea! I want to try your recipe out this weekend for the holiday. It sounds delicious and I bet it makes the house smell divine!

  • Reply
    Dec 20, 2016 at 6:49 am

    This recipe looks amazing! I am definitely making it over the holiday break. Thanks for sharing it with me.

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    The Mad Mommy
    Dec 20, 2016 at 7:20 am

    These look so incredible! I never thought about roasting them in the crockpot!

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    Dec 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    That is a fabulous way to use a slow cooker! I have never tried that before, but I’d love to make a big batch and gift them!

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