Really Addictive Candied Nuts For Christmas

We finally watched Frozen I, all thanks to the little one. He got his fix of the movie that came out six years ago (I didn’t realise it was so long ago!!) in Taiwan, in the hotel at Jiantan in Taipei because of his Netflix luck and both adults got to watch it as well, willingly or not. It was actually quite a nice movie I must say, quite humorous, with very interesting characters and really catchy songs. Really really catchy. I got hooked on to them too!

So then we decided to bring him to watch Frozen II this weekend and so got one tick off the to-do list. The songs are nice too, so good job to Disney. I can totally understand why it belongs in the box-office list.

It’s finally the Christmas weekend, so other than watching nice movies that make for a Christmasy feel, we need nice food to make ourselves happy too. I decided to make try this out after I saw a recipe for this. It helps that the recipe makes use of the packet of brown sugar that has been left in the cupboard for the longest time too.

Enjoy, and merry Christmas in advance to one and all!


  • Egg white: 1
  • Vanilla essence: 2 tsp
  • Cashew nuts: 2 cups
  • Walnuts: 2 cups
  • Caster sugar: 1/2 cup
  • Brown sugar: 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon powder: 1.5 tbsp


  1. Preheat oven at 150 degrees Celsius.
  2. Whisk egg white with vanilla essence till frothy.
  3. Place cashew nuts and walnuts onto a greased baking tray. Pour egg white over nuts and stir to coat evenly.
  4. Combine caster sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon powder together.
  5. Pour over nuts in tray. Stir till evenly coated.
  6. Bake 45min till crunchy and golden brown, stirring every 15min.
  7. Cool for 15min before serving or storage.


  • I tried a recipe which recommended using the slow cooker (crockpot) to bake the sugared nuts for 3 full hours. The result wasn’t desirable, as the sugar was still unmelted and raw. On the other hand, baking churns out a faster result and gets the sugar well-caramelised and all crunchy, which is what you really want to get your hands at!

4 cups

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