Go Back
+ servings
A sheet pan full of Smoked Candied Nuts

Smoked Candied Nuts with Sweet Glaze

A slowly smoked mix of pecans, almonds, cashews, and hazelnuts finished with a sweet and decadent butter, brown sugar, and bourbon glaze.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine holiday, holiday appetizer
Keyword holiday nuts, smoked holiday nuts, smoked nuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Glaze 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 766kcal
Cost $24.00


Smoked Nuts

  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw hazelnuts

Sweet Glaze

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon (whiskey or rum are alternatives)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Smoking Nuts

  • Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit, using fruit wood, using an indirect method.
  • Place the mixed nuts in a glass container or sheetpan, and then place in the smoker. Smoke for 90 minutes and then stir the nuts. Smoke additional 90 minutes (for 3 hours total smoking). Remove and glaze the nuts while still warm.

Sweet Glaze

  • In a small sauce pan, add all ingredients over medium heat and stir until combined. The sugar will caramelize and bubble, be sure to keep stirring for 4 minutes until thick.
  • Pour the glaze over the smoked mix nuts while they are still warm, and toss together well to combine. Serve warm or cold.


Purchasing Nuts: Make sure to purchase raw nuts (not those that have already been roasted).
Mix of Nuts: Use any combination of nuts you like. You can use just one kind (such as pecans), or a mix of your favorite. The glaze is meant for 3 cups of nuts total. 
Storing - If not serving warm, store in a mason jar. They will stay fresh for a month if kept in the jar, tightly sealed and stored in a cool dark cupboard.


Calories: 766kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 6mg