Candied Mixed Nuts with Bitters

candied mixed nuts with bitters
Photo: Nico Schinco
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 cups

Spiced with sugar, cinnamon, and pepper, these candied mixed nuts get an extra hit of warming spices from the addition of Angostura bitters, which you whip with egg whites and stir into the nuts before baking.


  • 1 large egg white

  • 2 tablespoons Angostura bitters

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt (we use Diamond Crystal)

  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4 cups mixed nuts, such as almonds, cashews, and walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Whisk egg white with bitters in a bowl until frothy. Whisk in sugar, salt, pepper, and cinnamon; stir in nuts and toss to coat.

  2. Spread in an even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, until golden and crystallized, 45 to 60 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

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