Goin’ Nuts by quornflour

Candied nuts are a great addition to salads, snack mix, cereal or on their own, but the price for them is a little insane. Especially when you consider how easy they are to make. Honestly.

All you need is some brown sugar, butter, salt, cayenne pepper, water and nuts.

I prefer pecans, but you can use the same recipe for almonds or walnuts I suppose.

Start by melting 2 tablespoons of butter in a large cast iron skillet on medium heat.

Add ½ cup of brown sugar, ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Mix it down until the sugar starts to melt.

Once melted add ¼ cup of water and mix and reduce until it is a nice syrup.

Put a few drops on a cold plate to make sure it is reduced down. It should be tacky to the touch but not liquid.

Add 1 lb of pecans and stir until all of the nuts are covered.

Here is the ingredient list:

  • 2 T butter
  • ½ t kosher salt
  • ½ t cayenne pepper
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • 1 lb pecans
  • ¼ C water

Spread out on a greased baking sheet and put in an oven for an hour on the lowest temp setting.

Remove from the oven and let cool, when cool store in an airtight container.




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