Coffee-Glazed Nuts


Candied nuts can often be too sweet and cloying, but in this coffee-glazed nuts recipe the bitterness of coffee balances out the glaze with its trademark bitterness. The nuts strike the perfect notes of salty and sweet, which means they pair well with everything from a boozy Manhattan cocktail to dry and bubbly champagne.

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 cups


  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee beans

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 4 cups roasted unsalted mixed nuts

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring sugar, honey, ground coffee, salt, and 3 tablespoons water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high, stirring often. Boil, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved, 3 to 4 minutes. Add nuts and vanilla; stir until evenly coated. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake until coating on nuts is tacky and hardened, about 15 minutes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

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