How to Add the Perfect Crunch to Salads with Glazed Nuts


If you are looking for a delicious addition to your salad, then this recipe for glazed almonds is for you! These make the yummiest addition to any salad of your choosing and are half the price (as well a healthier) compared to the pre-made!

Glazed nuts give that sweet crunch, which is the perfect addition to balance out your salad. With so few ingredients, it is so easy to follow these few steps at home rather than buy pre-made glazed nuts at the store. This recipe only calls for almonds, real butter, and sugar, and you’re done!

How do you keep the glazed nuts from sticking?

Once you have finished cooking the nuts, add them to a sheet of parchment paper. Right when you place the almonds down, make sure to spread them out with a spoon to separate them. That way, when they cool down they will harden spread out and not clumped together! Remember to do this right when they have finished cooking, or else you are going to be left with a sticky, clumped mess! Once they have hardened on the parchment paper, you can add them to your storage container.

Are glazed nuts gluten-free?

Absolutely! This recipe is SO simple and gluten-free. The only ingredients in this recipe are almonds, sugar, and butter. Super simple and super delicious! These almonds are perfect as a sweet and crunchy topping to a salad that is healthy and won’t add any gluten to your dish.

Is it better to have slivered or sliced almonds?

While I personally prefer sliced almonds, either works for this recipe! Sliced almonds are thinner and because of that, they are much easier to cook and coat with the yummy glaze. But whatever your preference is, they will be delicious! 

Are glazed nuts healthy?

A lot of store-bought glazed nuts have a lot of unnecessary added sugars and preservatives. When you use this simple recipe, you know exactly what is in the glazed almonds, instead of buying from the store. While the sugar and butter is not the most healthy addition to your salad, almonds themselves are full of nutrients and add some great benefits to your salad!

How do you store the almonds?

I store the almonds by putting them in an airtight container (once they are hardened) and popping them in the fridge. However, they do not have to be refrigerated! As long as they are in an airtight container, they do not have to be kept cool. Whatever your preference is works!

Can glazed nuts go bad?

Glazed nuts can go bad, but they can last for a relatively long time if refrigerated. If you keep these nuts in the fridge in an airtight container, they can last for up to two weeks. Luckily, this is plenty of time to eat them all before they go bad as this is a pretty long time to last in the fridge.

Are almonds the best nuts to use for glazed nuts?

This recipe works for a lot of different types of nuts; however, almonds are my favorite nuts to use for this recipe. They work really well in a lot of different salads and are the perfect crunchy and sweet addition! You can also try this recipe with other nuts such as cashews or walnuts. Whatever nut you use, this recipe works wonderfully. Give them a try!

What do glazed almonds go well with?

These glazed almonds would go amazing with just about any salad, substituting them or just adding them in!  Whatever your favorite salad is, surely these glazed almonds will go perfectly. If you are looking for something to add these to besides salads, they are so delicious as a topping for ice cream or other desserts! Glazed almonds are also delicious by themselves as a sweet, crunchy snack!

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glazed almonds for salad

Glazed Almonds for Salads

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The perfect glazed nut for any salad of your choosing


  • 1 cup almonds (sliced or slivered)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 TB butter


  1. Melt butter in skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add the sugar; stir sugar and butter until sugar melts.
  3. Add almonds to the mixture and stir continuously.
  4. When nuts are coated and beginning to turn golden, remove from heat.
  5. Let the nuts cool on parchment until hardened.
  6. Store in an airtight container.


I like to store them in an airtight container once dry and keep them in the fridge until use!

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 16Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 4mgSodium 12mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 0g

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  1. Hey Jamie, can you please give the amounts for the glazed almond recipe? Thank you!! I love listening to your podcast.

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