Monday, December 6, 2010

candied nuts

1 lb. your choice of nut
1 c. sugar
2 tsp cinnamon (i reduced to 1 1/2 tsp)
1/4 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

preheat oven to 350. Spread nuts in a single layer on pan and toast for 8-10 minutes or until they start to brown. In a medium saucepan stir together sugar, cinnamon, salt, and milk. Cook over med-high heat for 8 mintues or until 236 degrees. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla immediately. Add nuts and stir to coat well. Spoon nuts onto wax paper and immediately separate with fork. Cool and store in airtight containers. 

*chef's note:  i think i cooked mine in a pot that is too small. my almonds didnt get coated very evenly.  also, i didnt have a candy thermometer and i think i over cooked it. having said that- this was my first time making it. and i still got a pretty good batch and they were yummy!

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