Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts Recipe to Spice Up Your Holiday!

Make your holiday as delicious as it is easy with this recipe for slow cooker spiced nuts.

The holidays are the most delicious time of the year, but they can quickly get old if you’re tired of slaving away in the kitchen. We want you to be able to enjoy the tastes and smells of the holidays without breaking your back over a hot stove, so we’ve hand-picked this surprisingly simple holiday recipe. You’ll be a favorite at every party you attend in the coming weeks if you bring these slow cooker spiced nuts!


  • Heavy-duty foil and cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons of melted, unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup of pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of finely grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 2 cups of unsalted roasted cashews
  • 2 cups of raw pecans

Make cleanup as easy as this recipe by lining your slow cooker with heavy duty foil and spraying it with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk the butter and maple syrup with the orange zest, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt. Pour in the nuts and toss until they’re coated. Pour the nuts into your lined and sprayed slow cooker, move them around until you have an even layer, and cover and cook on high. Cook for about an hour, just until you have a light syrup at the bottom of your slow cooker. Stir the nuts.

Turn the heat down to low and let cook until the bottom of your slow cooker is dry (about an hour), stirring every 20 minutes.

Turn off your slow cooker, take off the cover, and let your nuts harden. Stir them every once in a while so they don’t get too clumped together. You can store these spiced nuts in an airtight container for up to five days, so make a big batch!

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Holiday Recipe: Homemade Eggnog

Add This One To The Family Holiday Recipe Book!

In the midst of the holiday season, you may be thinking about which holiday recipes to fix up to impress your family, friends, and neighbors. If you have come second best in the family’s best recipe contest year after year, mix up this delicious homemade eggnog recipe to not only win first prize but to have them begging for more:

What you will need:

  • 3 Eggs (Lightly Beaten)
  • 1/3 Cup of White Sugar
  • Salt
  • 2 ½ Cups of Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons of Confectioners’ Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup of Rum (Optional)
  • 2 Drops of Yellow Food Coloring
  • 1 Pinch of Ground Nutmeg

How to prepare:

  • Combine the eggs, salt, and sugar in a saucepan and gradually add and stir in milk. You will need to stir this mixture consistently for about 10 to 15 minutes over medium heat. You will know it is ready for the next step with the mixture can coat a metal spoon.
  • Remove the concoction from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Next, place the saucepan over ice water until the custard begins to cool. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • In a separate, chilled bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, and the heavy cream. Beat until you notice stiff peaks in the mixture.
  • Now, add the rum and food coloring and fold the mixture into the cooled custard.
  • Pour the delicious eggnog into a serving bowl, top with a sprinkle of nutmeg, serve, and enjoy!

We hope you enjoy this delicious homemade eggnog recipe and add it to your holiday recipe book to enjoy year after year! Contact Stromsoe Insurance Agency for all of your California insurance needs.