Deliciously Nutty Brazil Nut Sticks Recipe

As a chef specializing in Brazilian and American cuisine, I wanted to share with you a recipe that combines the unique flavors of both cultures: Brazil Nut Sticks. These nutty treats are perfect as a snack or dessert, and are sure to impress your guests at any gathering.

Brazil nuts are not only delicious, but also packed with essential nutrients like protein and selenium, making them a healthy addition to your diet. Combined with simple ingredients like flour, brown sugar, and eggs, these sticks turn into a mouth-watering treat with a crunchy texture that is hard to resist.

Whether you’re hosting a party or just want to satisfy your sweet tooth, these Brazil Nut Sticks are sure to deliver. So, let’s get ready to take our taste buds on a journey through the unique blend of Brazilian and American flavors.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Brazil Nut Sticks
Brazil Nut Sticks

If you’re a fan of nuts, then you’re going to absolutely adore this recipe for Brazilian Nut Sticks! I know I do. Trust me when I say that it’s crispy outside, soft inside, and has a nutty richness that will make your taste buds sing.

But the reason why you’ll love this recipe extends beyond just taste – it’s versatile, easy to make and is perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s an afternoon snack with friends or a sweet dessert after dinner, these nut sticks will steal the show.

And can we talk about Brazilian nuts for a moment? These nuts are packed full of amazing health benefits, high in selenium which helps fight inflammation and improves cognitive function, this recipe also features organic Brazil nuts that pack vitamins, minerals and even antioxidants that help fight disease.

So what do you get? A delectable dessert that is as healthy as it is scrumptious. And the recipe is so simple and easy to follow that you’ll be whipping up batches of these nutty delights in no time!

Ingredient List

 Get your taste buds ready for these delicious Brazil Nut Sticks!
Get your taste buds ready for these delicious Brazil Nut Sticks!

Before you start to make these delicious Brazil Nut Sticks, let’s take a look at the list of ingredients you’ll need to gather:

Ingredients 1

  • 2 cups of Brazil nuts
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup of flour

Ingredients 2

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

The recipe also calls for a pinch of ground Brazil nuts to enhance the flavor, but it’s optional. Depending on your diet, you can choose to substitute some of the ingredients for vegan alternatives, such as nut milk or vegan parmesan. Here are some recommendations:

  • To make the Brazil Nut Sticks vegan, replace the eggs with a mixture of water, vegetable oil and baking powder.
  • If you’re allergic to gluten, substitute regular flour with almond flour or coconut flour.
  • For a more buttery taste, use organic Brazil nuts and butter room temperature.

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s move on to the recipe how-to!

The Recipe How-To

 Add some extra flavor to your snack game with these sticks.
Add some extra flavor to your snack game with these sticks.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Pan

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grab a rectangular baking pan measuring approximately 9 x 13 inches and either butter it or line it with parchment paper.

Step 2: Soak the Brazil Nuts

Begin by soaking 1 cup of Brazil nuts in water for at least 4 hours. Drain the water and rinse the nuts before proceeding with the recipe.

Step 3: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 pinch of sea salt.

Step 4: Prepare Wet Ingredients

In a separate bowl, mix together 2 eggs, 1 cup of soaked and chopped Brazil nuts, and 3/4 cup of brown sugar until well-combined. Add in 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and mix once more.

Step 5: Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring until they just come together. Avoid overmixing, as this can result in tough sticks.

Step 6: Spread the Batter on a Baking Pan

Spread the batter evenly inside your prepared baking pan. You may want to use an offset spatula or rubber spatula for this task – this will help make sure that everything is consistently spread inside the pan.

Step 7: Bake Until Golden Brown

Bake your Brazil nut sticks for around 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top. To ensure perfect cooking, do not leave them unattended – check them after 10 minutes, then every five minutes or so after that.

Once fully baked, let sit for a few minutes until ready to be served warm. Enjoy every bite of these delicious and nutty Brazil nut sticks!

Substitutions and Variations

 Snack time never looked so good with these Brazil Nut Sticks.
Snack time never looked so good with these Brazil Nut Sticks.

If you’re looking to mix things up with this Brazil Nut Sticks recipe, there are a few substitutions and variations you could make. Here are some ideas to consider:

– Flour: If you prefer a gluten-free version, substitute the all-purpose flour for almond flour or coconut flour. Keep in mind that the texture will be different.

– Sweetener: Brown sugar can be replaced with coconut sugar or maple syrup, depending on your preference.

– Nuts: Brazil nuts can be swapped out for other nuts such as macadamia, hazelnuts, cashews or almonds. You could also experiment with nut butters like almond butter or hazelnut butter.

– Flavorings: Try experimenting with different spices such as nutmeg or cloves in place of cinnamon, or add a bit of cocoa powder to the batter for a chocolatey twist.

– Vegan options: To make the recipe vegan-friendly, replace eggs with flax eggs (1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds + 3 tablespoons of water = 1 egg substitute) and use vegan butter in place of regular butter.

As with any substitution or variation, keep in mind that the final product may turn out different from the original recipe. Don’t be afraid to try new things and see what works best for your tastes!

Serving and Pairing

 Each stick is rich with the flavors of Brazil nuts and spices.
Each stick is rich with the flavors of Brazil nuts and spices.

Brazil Nut Sticks are a versatile treat that can be enjoyed in many ways. Eat them straight out of the oven for a warm and gooey snack, or cool them down to enjoy their crunchiness. They also make for a great on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Pair these nutty sticks with creamy peanut butter or some organic brazil nut butter for an extra nutty taste. Alternatively, you can dip them into some chocolate sauce for a sweeter twist. If you’re feeling indulgent, pair them with some vanilla ice cream or sprinkle some vegan parmesan on the top for a savory twist.

Brazil Nut Sticks are delicious when paired with tea or coffee, becoming the perfect snack to nibble on while having a break from studying. For those who prefer something stronger, pair them with a glass of maple syrup bourbon cocktail, creating a unique and unexpected combination.

With its slightly sweet taste, Brazil Nut Sticks can also be served alongside some fresh fruit salad, adding an extra crunch to your breakfast meal.

No matter how you choose to enjoy Brazil Nut Sticks, they are sure to be a hit among your friends and family. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different combinations until you find your perfect pairing.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for an on-the-go snack or a party appetizer.
Perfect for an on-the-go snack or a party appetizer.

Once you’ve prepared these delicious Brazil Nut Sticks, you can easily store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. They also freeze well and can be enjoyed anytime by reheating them in the oven or microwave.

To make these ahead of time, you can prepare the dough and shape it into logs. Then you can wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to a month. When you’re ready to serve them, you’ll just need to slice them into sticks and bake them according to the recipe instructions.

When reheating these nut sticks, be sure not to overheat them in the microwave, as they could become tough and dry. Instead, heat them up gently in 10-15 second intervals until they’re heated through.

You’ll love having these Brazil Nut Sticks on hand for a quick snack or for entertaining guests. And with their long shelf life and easy reheating options, they’re a great make-ahead option for busy weeknights or special occasions.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These Brazil Nut Sticks are a recipe that you have to try.
These Brazil Nut Sticks are a recipe that you have to try.

As a chef who has been making Brazil Nut Sticks for years, I have some tips that can help you achieve a perfect batch every time. Here are some of the best tips to keep in mind:

1. Use fresh Brazil nuts: Fresh nuts make all the difference in flavor and texture. Look for organic Brazil nuts and check the expiration date before using them.

2. Soak Brazil nuts: Soaking Brazil nuts overnight or for at least four hours can soften them, making them easier to blend into flour or nut butter.

3. Measure ingredients precisely: Baking is a science and requires precise measurements to get the correct texture and flavor.

4. Use room temperature ingredients: Start with ingredients that are at room temperature, especially the eggs and butter. This will help ingredients mix together better, resulting in a smoother batter.

5. Grease your baking pan: To prevent your Brazil Nut Sticks from sticking to the pan, grease it with vegetable oil or butter.

6. Let the sticks cool down: Once the nut sticks are done baking, removing them while they are still hot could cause them to crumble and break apart. Let them cool down completely before cutting them into sticks.

7. Add sea salt on top: A sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top enhances the nutty flavor of these delicious snacks.

These tips will help you make perfect Brazil Nut Sticks every time, so don’t hesitate to give them a try!

Bottom Line

If you’re passionate about bringing new flavors into your kitchen, then this Brazil Nut Sticks recipe is a must-try. With its perfect blend of cinnamon, brown sugar, and Brazil nuts, it will transport your taste buds to the green hell of the Amazon rainforest.

By following this straightforward recipe and keeping in mind the tips and tricks I shared with you, you’ll perfect these crispy and irresistible nut sticks. Trust me; they won’t last long once they hit the table!

So, what are you waiting for? Go grab some organic Brazil nuts and create a batch to share with your loved ones. They’re perfect for afternoon teas or a sweet treat after dinner. Enjoy!

Brazil Nut Sticks

Brazil Nut Sticks Recipe

A crisp, light cookie; easy to make...good for holiday trays.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 3 dozen cookies
Calories 1174 kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup grated brazil nut
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Beat eggs till light; beat in sugar.
  • Add everything else.
  • Chill dough for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Break off pieces of dough and roll to pencil shape, about 3" long.
  • Place on greased baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 894gCalories: 1174kcalCarbohydrates: 204.6gProtein: 18.4gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 8.2gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 218.9mgFiber: 5.5gSugar: 142.7g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Christmas, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.