Sweet Sunflower Seeds

Try substituting your favorite nuts in this recipe. Use them in combinations, unless using peanuts, which have an overpowering flavor.

Serves: 32Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 4 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 32


  • 2 cups shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 egg white


  • Add sunflower seeds to the slow cooker.
  • Mix the sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice in a small bowl.
  • Beat the egg white with 2 tablespoons water until stiff. Sprinkle the egg mixture over the sunflower seeds and mix to coat. Stir in the sugar mixture.
  • Cover and heat on a low setting for 4 hours. Stir the mixture 2 or 3 times.