Friday, December 22, 2006

Favorite Ingredient Friday

Candied Nuts

-1 1/2 cups raw or roasted cashews, peanuts, whole almonds, and/ or pecans
-1/2 cup sugar
-2 tablespoons butter
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1. Line baking sheet with foil. Butter the foil. Set baking sheet aside. In a 10 inch skillet combine nuts, sugar, butter and vanilla. Cook over medium-high, shaking skillet occasionally, until sugar beings to melt. Do not stir.

2. Reduce heat to low. Continue to cooking until sugar is golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove skillet from heat. Pour nut mixture into the prepared cookie sheet. Cool completely. Break into clusters. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

*This was anther recipe I made last weekend to add into my cookie/ candy tins. Very easy and yummy!

*For more Favorite Ingredient Fridays, go to Overwhelmed With Joy!


ChupieandJ'smama said...

I wish I could make these. They sound so yummy! Maybe if Jason outgrows his nut allergy;) Thanks for sharing!

Larae said...

Sounds good! Thanks for sharing =) Happy Holidays!

Magi said...

I love candied nuts. I was the girl who always picked the peanuts out of the Cracker Jack box. Thanks!

Michelle said...

Sounds great! I've got a bunch of saved recipes to make throughout the holidays and while my inlaws are here -this is going in that pile too!