Simple Slow Cooker Recipe: Cozy Christmas Nuts

Simple Slow Cooker Recipe: Cozy Christmas Nuts 

If my days watching The Great British Baking Show {on Netflix} has taught me anything it is, simplicity goes a long way. 

So many of the bakers try to complicate their bakes by incorporating too many themes, flavors, sponges, & ingredients to a point where they miss the mark on flavor & run out of time completing their bakes. 

If you look at the bakers who go a more simplistic route, their creations are {usually} hearty with flavor & full-on with pizzazz. That's my take on it anyway. 

I made these Christmas Nuts inside my small Crockpot last year. This recipe, which I found inside of Easy Holiday Recipes, is just that, simple!

After making these sugar-coated walnuts, I have found that they would be a great gift to pre-make for holiday gatherings, hostess gifts, & gifts to give to people like your mail carriers, pet sitters, neighbors & so on. 

Make these slow cooker holiday nuts
Sugared Walnuts 

Christmas Slow Cooker Recipes 

I also like the fact that these holiday nuts are also plant-based friendly. The slow cooker recipe calls for 1 stick of butter but I used plant-based butter & it turned out fine! 

This recipe {the recipe I used} originally appeared in a 2020 print copy of Easy Holiday Recipes from the editors of Relish. Aside from adding dried cranberries to the nuts, I take no credit for this recipe. 

An easy recipe for Christmas nuts inside a slow cooker
Sugared Christmas Walnuts Originally appearing a 2020 Easy Holiday Recipes 

Christmas Sugared Walnuts {page 3 2020 Easy Holiday Recipe print edition} 

3-4 Cups of Sugared Walnuts

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 2-3 Hours

2-3 qt Crockpot/Slow Cooker 

You'll Need:

1 lb Walnut Pieces 

1 Stick unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup confectionary sugar

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp allspice 

1/8 ground clove


  • In a slow cooker, stir walnuts & butter together until combine
  • Add confectioners' sugar stirring to coat nuts evenly
  • Cover. Cook on High for 15mins. Then reduce heat to Low.
  • Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until nuts are coated with a glaze, roughly 2 hours later. 
  • Remove nuts from the slow cooker croc & transfer them into a mixing bowl.
  • In the bowl, combine all spices & sift over the warm nuts, tossing them so they are coated evenly.
  • Allow nuts to cool before transferring them into their gifting packages. *I keep mine in a cool dry place. 

Sugared Christmas Walnuts 


As you can tell from the images, after baking the Christmas Nuts, I divided the batch into small containers & tied them with ribbon to give as little gifts. Aside from serving Christmas Sugared Walnuts at a holiday party, I also believe they'd make great hostess gifts & little homemade Christmas gifts

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas 

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A easy sugar and cinnamon glazed walnut recipe