What do you do with toasted hazelnuts from your extract? Well, you make hazelnut sugar, of course!

Vicki shares that when changing her hazelnut extract out after 6 weeks, she did not want to throw out the hazelnuts. So… she thought about infusing them into sugar. She hopes you enjoy this recipe!


-4-Cups of Drunken Hazelnuts

-6-8-Cups of Sugar

-4-6 Madagascar Vanilla Beans

-2-3-Drunken Cinnamon Sticks

 Use 2-4-Quart size mason jars



  1. Dehydrate the nuts on high overnight. (105-150 degrees 12-24 hours)
  1. On a cookie sheet place some parchment paper down spread nuts apart on cookie sheet with the Drunken cinnamon Sticks and the Vanilla beans you have saved.
  2. Roast them in a preheated oven at 350* for 10-15 Minutes keep an eye on them so they don't burn. After roasting them, place them on a paper towel and rub them so any skins left will come off.
  3. After roasting them along with the Cinnamon and Vanilla beans Let them cool to room temperature and place a Cup at a time in a Grinder.
  4. I pulsated them until I got to the consistency I was looking for. I used Vita- Mixer. Do the same to the remaining nut mixture. Remember not to put too many in at once! 
  5. Do not over mix are you will have Hazelnut butter. Once again, you're gonna need to bake the nut mixture on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Spread the mixture on the sheet and Roast in oven 10 to 15 minutes at 350*. Let it rest for about an hour.
  7. Test the nut mixture to make sure that it's not too moist...I used quart size Mason jars and layered the nut mixture-1/2-cup with a 1/2-cup sugar until jar was full This will look like edible sand art, take a picture!

Toasted Almond Extract Sugar

Toasted Almond Extract Sugar

Thank you Vicki, your sharing your recipe!:)

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This recipe looks yummy

— Connie Casanova

Yum! I am in progress making hazelnut extract and thinking of ways to use the boozy nuts afterwards.

— Laurie