Candied Hazelnuts drying
5 from 4 votes

Candied Hazelnuts

Candied Hazelnuts are a great, simple way to make any dessert look fancy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candied, hazelnuts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 hazelnuts
Calories 94 kcal
Author Debi


  • 9 hazelnuts toasted and peeled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • wooden skewers


  1. Thread each hazelnut onto the tip of a long wooden skewer or toothpick, and set aside.
  2. Place a cutting board or marble board along the edge of a countertop, and set a baking sheet covered with waxed paper on floor next to edge of that countertop to catch the drips of candy from the hazelnuts.
  3. Cook the sugar and water in a heavy bottomed medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Continue to cook the sugar, without stirring, until the syrup comes to a boil. Wash the sides of the pan down with a wet brush to prevent crystals from forming. Let the syrup boil until it turns light brown in color, about 5 minutes; remove from heat. Let the syrup sit until slightly cooled, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Dip one of the skewered hazelnuts into the cooled syrup, coating the hazelnut completely, and letting the excess syrup drip back into the pan. When the dripping syrup becomes a thin string, secure end of the skewer under the cutting board, let the caramelized sugar string drip over edge and onto the baking sheet that’s on the floor.
  6. Repeat with remaining hazelnuts. Let the candied hazelnuts stand until the syrup has hardened, at least 5 minutes. Carefully remove skewers from under the cutting board, and garnish your dessert with the skewered candied hazelnuts.
Nutrition Facts
Candied Hazelnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94
% Daily Value*
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 22g24%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.