Candied Nuts

This week I went from vacation, beach and relaxation to home, hospital and emotions. And now it is Friday, which I am hoping will bring more relaxation. Minus the beach, darnit!

I made a batch of these candied pecans to put into a salad, but I ended up eating most of them sans lettuce. These are goooood!

Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside.

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.

Add:

1/2 cup sugar

Add:

2 cups pecans or walnuts

Cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves and becomes a light brown liquid in the skillet. This will take a few minutes.

Remove the skillet from the heat and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. It will sizzle like crazy, so stir quickly until it is all mixed together.

Pour the nuts onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and let cool completely. 

Eat as a snack, or add to a lettuce or chicken salad!

Candied Nuts

Eat these as a snack or throw them onto a salad!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Apr 20, 2012

Serves: 10

Total time: 15 min

Candied

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions:
  1. Place a piece of parchment paper over a baking sheet and set aside. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sugar and nuts and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves and becomes a light brown liquid in the skillet. This takes a few minutes.
  2. Remove the skillet from the heat source and add the vanilla. Stir quickly until it is mixed in. Pour the nuts onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and let cool.