A Holiday Gift

If you are looking for a quick and easy DIY holiday dessert gift, these gluten free candied nuts will do the trick.

The nuts are delicious and take about 20 minutes to make, maybe 3 minutes of that hands on time.  All you need is a 2 cup mason jar and some beautiful wired ribbon (I found mine at Michael’s) and you’re on your way.

Candied Nuts Holiday Gift Jar
1 mason jar
1 holiday ribbon
fill jar with: Spiced Pecans, Candied Pecans, Vanilla Roasted Walnuts, Smoked Paprika Almonds, Trail Mix, Cinnamon Pecan Brittle or Candied Macadamia Nuts

This year I will be giving out these cute little jars of candied nuts along with my gluten free cookbook (The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook) when we attend holiday parties.

With Thanksgiving approaching this Thursday, the holiday hectic-ness seems to have set in today.  Quite a lot going on, all of it good.

If you haven’t seen my “Why Almond Flour?” page, be sure to check that out.  You might also want to take a look at Gluten Free Girl’s new recipe for Dinner Rolls using almond flour.  She has a lovely post on that.


17 responses to “A Holiday Gift”

  1. I am so trying this this year! I usually make pickle onions being British and all but no more malt vinegar for me. Thanks for this idea

  2. Thank you Elana for the elegant gift idea. As a guy, I don’t normally consider things like this for gifts. But I have to say that it’s so simple and natural, and really tells the recipient that you care enough about them to spend the time to make it.

    Happy Holidays!

    • Jeff, if a guy in my life showed up with a jar of homemade candied nuts for me, I would never forget it. Seriously.

  3. Hi Elana!

    I hope your Thanksgiving went well! Have you ever tried soaking your nuts (pecans, macadamias, whatever) before making them into candied nuts? Any tips are appreciated, since I prefer my nuts soaked – like in your granola!

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