These sugar free 5 minute candied nuts are perfect for snacking or as Favours for your Christmas or New Year guests.
Mmmhhh….candied nuts….they remind us of festivities, fun fairs and winter street foods…and loads of sugary sweetness!
This year I have decided to be a little posher with my Christmas table embellishments. So I will be adding Favours for each guest to enjoy, along with the usual crackers and other Christmas table trinkets. Each favour will contain sugar free candied nuts for my keto and non-keto guests, but in different colour tulle nets, blue for sugar, white and pink for sugar free. Well… That’s what I will tell them anyway ;)) …. And you know what? I can bet any money that the non keto guests will not have a clue that they are eating sugar free nuts.
So for everyone who loves candied nuts and follows the keto, paleo, lchf lifestyle, here is my recipe for delicious, crunchy, sugar free 5 minute candied nuts. All you need is:
- a heavy bottomed pan
- coconut oil
- ground cinnamon
- pure stevia crystals
Choose the nuts you like best.
I recommend a heavy bottomed pan as you don’t want the sweeteners to heat up too quickly and burn. If you don’t have such a pan, make sure to stir continuously and remove the nuts from heat as soon as they start crackling and smoking. If you smell burnt sugar it’s too late and you have to start all over!
How to turn sugar free 5 minute candied nuts into inexpensive Favours for your guests
This is actually very simple. You could spend a lot of time and money looking for and buying all sorts of fancy boxes and pouches, or you can use some Tulle, elastic bands and curling ribbon to make pretty pouches.
I had some tulle saved from old packaging, so I just cut circles (22cm diameter), put some of my candied almonds in the middle, secured with a tiny elastic band around the top and tied ribbon over the elastic band. Then I curled the ribbon with the blade edge of scissors. Hey presto! It took, literally, a minute for each Favour. And don’t they look fantastic?
- heat coconut oil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat;
- add nuts and stir to coat well;
- add erythritol, stevia, cinnamon and 2 tsp water;
- keep stirring every few seconds and cook for 4-5 minutes;
- pour onto a tray lined with double parchment paper;
- leave to cool for a few minutes, then break up the nuts;
- allow to cool completely;
- store in an airtight container or package into Favours.
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