Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Candied Pecans

Our sweet and very talented aunt, Nanette, sent out an e-mail a few weeks ago with a recipe for candied nuts.  I was so excited to see such an easy recipe because I had a big bag of pecans in my freezer that I wanted to use for something.  This turned out to be way easier than I thought it was going to be and so delicious I can't stop eating them.  Perfect for salads or just for snacking!

2 cups whole nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds)
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

*Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.  Heat a skillet on stove over medium-high heat.  Melt the butter and add the sugar and nuts.  Cook while stirring constantly until the sugar melts and turns a golden brown.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Stir vigorously.  Pour nuts onto the cookie sheet and spread out evenly.  Cool completely before eating or using.


Blair Family said...

So you don't bake them? Do you stir the nuts into the skillet of sugar goodness and then spread it onto cookie sheet to cool? Just making sure.

Rachel Cunningham said...

No baking...they just cool on the cookie sheet and then they're ready to eat! So addicting.

Blair Family said...

Thanks Rach!

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