Mashuga Nuts

Mashuga nuts are delicious candied assorted nuts. They’re so quick and easy that you won’t ever need to buy candied nuts again. They’re the perfect treat, snack and they also make a lovely gift.

bowl of mashuga nuts

What are mashuga nuts?

Mashuga nuts are assorted nuts, such as, pecans, walnuts, cashews etc, which are coated in aromatic spices, sugar and egg whites. The egg whites are a binder for the sugar and seasoning to the nuts.

After roasting the nuts, they are crispy on the outside, crunchy and have a rich flavor from the cinnamon and nutmeg (& maybe a kick from a dash of cayenne pepper!).

Nuts

We make this recipe with assorted nuts: cashews, peanuts, walnuts, pecans, and brazil nuts. Of course, you can mix this up and make sure that you add in all your favorite nuts - this recipe works with any kind of nut!

Candied nuts

These Mashuga nuts use an egg white to bind the seasoning and sugar to the nuts. We whisk an egg white until it’s frothy and foamy, and toss the nuts in the egg white before adding the cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. The egg white coats the nuts and solidifies after baking - the result is perfectly seasoned nuts with a crispy, crunchy finish. If you’d like a little kick to the Mashuga nuts, add ⅛ of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the mixture. You will not be disappointed!

How should I store Mashuga nuts?

Store the Mashuga nuts in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 weeks.

How can I serve mashuga nuts?

Mashuga nuts can be served by themselves as a perfect nibble. You can also sprinkle some mashuga nuts on your desserts and on ice-cream.

top-down view of a bowl of mashuga nuts

Mashuga Nuts

Mashuga nuts are delicious candied assorted nuts. They’re so quick and easy that you won’t ever need to buy candied nuts again. They’re the perfect treat, snack and they also make a lovely gift.

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Cuisine
American

Servings
6

Calories
364 kcal

Prep time
5 minutes

Cook time
45 minutes

Total time
50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 0.5 lbs mixed nuts
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. Whisk an egg white until it is frothy and foamy (roughly 2-3 minutes of whisking by hand).
  3. Add the assorted nuts, ½ cup of granulated sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper to the egg whites. Mix everything together until the nuts are thoroughly coated in egg whites.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter on a low medium heat on the stove. Once this is melted, pour the butter into a baking tray that is lined with baking paper, and then add the nuts on top of the butter - spread the nuts out evenly.
  5. Put the tray in the oven and bake for 30 - 45 minutes until golden brown and until all the butter has been absorbed by the nuts. Toss the nuts every 15 minutes.
  6. Let the nuts cool for roughly 30 minutes and then break up any large chunks of nuts. Enjoy your Mashuga nuts!

Nutrition

  • Calories 364 kcal | 
  • Carbohydrates 22.1 g | 
  • Protein 4.1 g | 
  • Fat 31.1 g | 
  • Saturated fat 4.8 g | 
  • Cholesterol 10.2 mg | 
  • Sodium 106.8 mg | 
  • Fiber 3.7 g | 
  • Sugar 18.2 g |