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Candied Sesame Almonds

17 min


One-bowl / one-pot

10 ingredients or less

This treat makes for a wholesome and healthy snack on its own, or enjoy on top of a salad to give it some extra crunch.


(¼ cup per serving)


17 min


5 min


12 min


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a medium bowl, mix together the maple syrup, coconut oil, salt, and cayenne.
  2. Then add in the nuts and toss to coat. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking tray, and roast on the middle rack of the oven for 5 minutes.
  3. Then remove from the oven, add the sesame seeds, toss to coat, and roast for another 5 - 7 minutes, or until lightly golden. The nuts continue to cook a little after being taken out of the oven and the mixture may still look wet but it will harden as it cools. Enjoy!


  • Refined coconut oil is coconut oil that doesn't smell or taste like coconuts. If you prefer a distinct coconut taste, use unrefined coconut oil instead.


  • Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 weeks.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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Kitty - Jan. 31, 2024, 4:58 a.m.

I don’t know what I did wrong. But, these did not harden as I hoped. They stayed kind of sticky and gooey.
They taste great- just a little messy.
Mostly, I’ve been chopping them up and putting them on salads.

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2024, 7:40 a.m.

Hey Kitty, it sounds like the almonds might have needed a bit more time in the oven to harden, though it is true the outside does stay sticky. So glad the taste was still enjoyed 😊

Monika B - Jan. 6, 2024, 7:48 p.m.

Delicious and also a nice little gift to bring for friends

Lea - Dec. 8, 2023, 9:37 a.m.

So addictive!

Glenda - Dec. 2, 2023, 7:28 p.m.

I added a titch of sesame oil and both black and white sesame seeds. Yummy !

Annette S - Aug. 30, 2023, 6:17 p.m.

I’m making an advent calendar of homemade gifts for my Mother in law, this is a perfect addition

PUL Team - Aug. 31, 2023, 11:11 p.m.

How fun! Thank you, Annette 🤗

Ethna Parker - March 18, 2023, 9:47 a.m.

Ilse - Feb. 23, 2023, 3:53 p.m.

Great combination! Not overly sweet, just right. I do make these on the stove, simply by heating a skillet with the syrup and coconut oil. When bubbles begin to form, I add the almonds and toast them for a couple of minutes. In the last minute or two, I add the sesame seeds (so they don't burn). Then I put the candied nuts on same parchement paper to harden.

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2023, 7:40 p.m.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with the recipe, Ilse - it means so much 🤩

Aishwarya - Dec. 17, 2021, 6:34 p.m.

Such a great recipe. Just the right amount of sweet and spicy. Now I need a video explaining how to stop eating finishing them off in one go <3

PUL Team - Dec. 20, 2021, 9:36 p.m.

We're so happy they're being enjoyed, Aishwarya, thank you :)

Priya - Dec. 8, 2021, 9:21 a.m.

Amazing quick snack. Loved it. ❤❤❤

Sripradha - Dec. 7, 2021, 10:12 a.m.

Could I add a handful of cashews to this? Or other nuts and make it a sorta trail mix with seseme seeds?

PUL Team - Dec. 8, 2021, 1:33 a.m.

Hi Sripradha, a trail mix sounds fun! Feel free to roast the nuts together or on separate pans. We'd just recommend keeping a close eye on the tray(s) in case they roast quicker or slower. We hope you enjoy the recipe 😊

Sripradha - Dec. 8, 2021, 6:32 a.m.

Thank you❤️

Sripradha - Dec. 8, 2021, 8:54 a.m.

I tried it! It's really good... I've used only almonds for the first batch... A added a little more pepper than recommended.. :P (oh, if u want to see it, I've tagged you on instagram- but my account is private, I have no clue of you'll be able to- you know, that is, if you like looking at people making your recipes, that is... ) Anyway! Thank you team pul🥰

PUL Team - Dec. 8, 2021, 4:48 p.m.

Thanks for the update, Sripradha, we're so thrilled to hear!

Luiza - Dec. 7, 2021, 10:06 a.m.

Delicious, luxurious, very easy and festive as soon as you put them in a Christmas bowl ✨

Janna - Sept. 12, 2021, 9:54 a.m.

Amazing simple and delicious recipe! I had mostly made Tamari almonds before, this is a really nice way to mix it up. My first try was without the cayenne pepper, but I think next time I'll be more daring :)

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 8:18 p.m.

So glad to hear, Janna! The cayenne pepper helps add a nice touch of spice 😃