Don’t you just love the smell of the candied nuts at the mall or a fair? I always have a hard time resisting. These will make the perfect “hostess gift” for that holiday party. And nobody will believe you did it yourself at home. What could be better? Plus it’s an easy cook. A 2/10 (maybe a 1/10) skill level. It’s time to impress your friends with you cooking ability.
I started with looking at crock pot recipes since they are always easy… right. Nope, really they were more work. You had to go back to the pot frequent to stir for hours. There were stove top methods, but they are full of “cooking stuff” that increased the skill (read more likely that I would mess up) and more importantly the work level was higher. The oven recipes are the obvious choice. I have no specific “inspiration” recipe here since there were many that were close to what I did.
Notes: Be sure to use raw nuts not roasted. I used almonds but pecans or walnuts all should be fine, and I put that option in the recipe. There are several variations suggested out there. Some use all or half brown sugar for the white sugar. Some increase the sugar; some decrease it. Some are using Splenda as part of the sugar (low carb/diabetics). Some double the cinnamon or added a little cumin for that “sugar and spice” taste. A few increase cooking time to make the nuts crisper. But I think this later group has oven temperature issues.
July 3, 2016