Candied Hazelnuts: an easy sweet treat recipe to make at home

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

Candied hazelnuts are the classic sweet treat with an unmistakably delicious smell that you can traditionally find in any fair in town. It is a crunchy, mouthwatering treat that you simply must have during the holidays.

Contrary to popular belief, making candied hazelnuts at home is really a piece of cake. Simply put the hazelnuts, water and sugar in a pot and cook over a low heat, stirring repeatedly so that the sugar won’t stick to the pot. The sugar will then naturally crystallize on the dried fruits. You don’t need to toast the hazelnuts and you could also try this recipe with any other kinds of dried fruit!

How to store Candied Hazelnuts

You can store the candied hazelnuts in a sealed container or in a food bag for around 6 days.

hazelnuts, shelled
300 g (2 1/2 cups)
300 g (1 1/2 cup)
300 ml (1 1/4 cup)

How to make Candied Hazelnuts

Pour the sugar in a non-stick pot.

Pour in the water.

Add the hazelnuts.

Mix thoroughly.

Let the sugar melt over a low heat and keep stirring with a wooden spoon.

When the sugar starts caramelizing, keep stirring but turn off the gas for around a minute.

Turn the stove back on and keep stirring until the sugar starts crystallizing on the hazelnuts.

Pour the content of your pot on a tray lined with baking paper and spread with a spatula 8. Once cold, separate the hazelnuts.

Transfer the hazelnuts in a jar or a container and the job is done!

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