Air fried Candied Cashews & Pecans

by Trini Pepper Sauce April 09, 2024

Air fried Candied Cashews & Pecans

The perfect snack for entertaining, these spicy sweet treats are a breeze to make and bring a touch of elegance to any occasion. Serve them at cocktail parties, on dessert tables, or as delightful gifts. Whip up these irresistible candied cashews and pecans with ease, and elevate your hosting game with this delicious recipe!



  • 1 cup unsalted whole roasted Cashews. If you use salted, reduce salt accordingly.
  • 1 cup unsalted Pecan halves. If you use salted, reduce salt accordingly.
  • 1 egg white
  • ⅔ cup white granulated sugar. Note, I used Cane Sugar which looks like brown sugar but is not.
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon. You can increase the amount, if you like more cinnamon flavor.
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter to grease a preheated air fryer. If you don't want to used the butter, then use a silicon mat lined baking sheet to make cleaning easy.
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Trini Pepper Sauce. Note, I used the Hot Trini Sauce for a delayed heat, and used the Original for a more immediate heat sensation. 




Preheat the air fryer for 3 mins. Take a 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter with fork or another utensil, and grease the preheated air fryer basket evenly.

Separate the egg yolk and egg white of an egg and take the egg white in a medium size mixing bowl ( We DO NOT need the egg yolk in this recipe ). Add vanilla extract and whisk it until frothy.


Add sugar, salt and cinnamon to the the egg white mixture and mix it gently until well combined.


Now add the cashews and pecan halves to this mixture and mix well until all the nuts are properly coated with the egg white and sugar mixture.

Spread the cinnamon sugar pecans and cashews in the air fryer basket evenly in a single layer as much as possible. ( I took the slotted crisper trays out of my air fryer basket and spread the nuts on the greased flat non stick base of the air fryer basket of my Ninja Air fryer.

Air fry at 300°F for about 20 to 25 mins, stirring every 5 mins, until the caramelized pecans and cashews nuts are done and take them out to lay them down on a parchment paper or a silicon mat to cool down. It took me 25 mins in my air fryer but since every air fryer is different, watch closely after 15 mins to make sure nuts are not burning. Nuts get crunchier as they cool down, so wait until they are completely cool to enjoy them. Store them in an air tight container at room temperature for around 2 weeks.

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