How To Make Candied Nuts
Recipe type: Candy
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Serves: 2 cups
The classic, easy recipe for how to make candied nuts from the original Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.
  • 2 cups whole nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Place a piece of parchment paper or a silicone baking mat on a flat surface or baking sheet. (DO NOT USE WAXED PAPER!!! If you don't have parchment or silicone, you can use a baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray.)
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Melt the butter and add the sugar and nuts.
  3. Cook while stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the sugar melts and turns a golden brown. (You may still see some sugar crystals that haven't melted--it's okay.)
  4. Remove pan from heat and add vanilla extract. (It will bubble up.) Stir vigorously.
  5. Turn the hot nuts out onto the prepared surface. Spread nuts out evenly. Cool completely before using or eating.
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