Candied Nuts

Candied Nuts

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Liz Engelbert

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@Dinerdash

The original recipe was for walnuts but for many years now I have also made candied pecans. These are so much better than store bought and much cheaper. I use them in salads, cake decorating and just snacking.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
2 1/2- 3 cups
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2-3 c
    nuts (walnuts, pecans..)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon (rounded)
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Candied Nuts

Step-by-Step

  1. Place a single layer of nuts on a cookie sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes at 325 degrees (do not burn).
  2. While nuts are warming add sugar, water and cinnamon in into a lightly sprayed thick bottom 2 quart or larger pan. Stir constantly to a boil over medium high heat to a soft ball stage, (235 degrees on a candy thermometer).
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add vanilla and butter, stir.
  5. Add warmed nuts and stir until all nuts are coated.
  6. Pour onto a greased (or sprayed) cookie sheet spreading out to a single layer; let cool.
  7. When cool to touch separate. Cool completely. Re-separate and place in an airtight glass container.
  8. NOTE: My times are approximate as the weather and altitude will affect how long it takes to get to a softball stage. Also, I gave the nut variance because again the weather affects how much syrup there is to coat the nuts.

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