Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

I find these nuts very addicting. I really love the orange/spice combination. These don't last very long in my house, so I often have to double the recipe.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium size heavy skillet. Heat over medium-high heat to boiling.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly, until all of the liquid is evaporated and nuts are coated and sugary (approximately 5 minutes).
  3. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet; break nuts apart while still warm. Let cool.
Most Helpful

OMG! These were so easy! I did not have any oranges to zest, so I just replaced the water with good ol' oj. Even my girls, who don't like nuts, ate this "special candy" that mom made for New Year's Eve.

ylander December 31, 2009

These are very addicting! I made a few changes just based on the ingredients I had on hand. I omitted the orange zest but added ground all spice. I also added a splash of pure maple syrup. Thanks for posting!

Ethan's Mom September 27, 2009

So simple, yet so delicious! I, too, subbed brown sugar and orange juice and used just 1/3 cup of the brown sugar. Still sweet enough and tasty enough to give as a holiday gift. Thanks for sharing.

CAMom49 December 23, 2015