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candied hazelnuts in a dish

Candied Hazelnuts

These roasted Candied Hazelnuts are perfectly sweet with a spicy kick. They are an excellent addition to salads or desserts.
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 248kcal


  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Place hazelnuts in an oven safe dish and roast for 20 minutes. Transfer to a towel and rub away as many skins as you can.
  • In a bowl, cover the hazelnuts with water. Transfer to a sieve and shake out the water.
  • In another bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cayenne, cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • Add the hazelnuts and toss. Transfer to a sieve to shake off the excess coating.
  • Arrange the hazelnuts on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the sugar is lightly caramelized and the hazelnuts are golden.


Yields 1 cup


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 581mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.4mg