Sunday, December 18, 2016

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Vegan Caramelized Nuts Recipe

This is a recipe for scrumptious vegan caramelized nuts! In our traditional Jamaican family, caramelized or candied nuts are not commonly eaten. So when my mom decided to make these, I was rather indifferent. After tasting one crunch of these, I instantly understood all the talk I had heard about caramelized/candied nuts being so delicious! 

You'll probably want to make at least two recipes of these treats because they will not last for long!

What I especially like about this recipe is the absence of butter! Instead these are gently coated with a light coating of extra virgin coconut oil which is so healthy for you!


  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/4  cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup Whole Pecans 
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • Dash of Allspice
  • Dash of Salt


  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the coconut oil to the warm skillet.
  3. Once the coconut oil is fully melted stir in the sugar and allow that to melt for about 4-5 minutes
  4. When the sugar is melted and browned, throw in the nuts, salt, and seasoning. Continue to stir the nuts until the sugar begin to harden when the spoon is lifted from the pan.
  5. Pour the nuts out onto and pan lined with parchment paper. If you want the individual nuts, gently separate them immediately after pour onto the parchment. If you want clusters of nuts, leave them together.
  6. After the nuts have cooled, enjoy!