Thursday, December 1, 2011

Homemade Candied Nuts - YUM!

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These AMAZING sugar coated pecans are perfect for a great gift OR to eat yourself! I don’t know about you, but every time I walk by a stand selling specialty nuts I salivate over the delicious smell! But they are usually soooo expensive! So I decided to try and make my own. It was actually VERY easy, smelled great as they cooked, and I was pleased as punch with the finished product. Go ahead & try them for yourself!
how to make candied nuts #recipes
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 TAB vanilla
  • 1 lb pecan halves (or walnuts if you prefer)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 teas salt
  • 1 teas ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet. In a small bowl , whip together egg whites and vanilla until frothy. In a separate bowl mix together sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add pecans to egg white mixture & toss to coat evenly. Move nuts to sugar mixture & again toss to coat evenly. Spread nuts on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 250 F (120 C) for 1 – 1  1/2 hours. Cool & get ready to eat the whole batch – they are that good! Enjoy!!

This is just one of all recipes I've shared on this blog of our family tested recipes!


8 comments:

  1. I make pretty much the same thing but without the vanilla or salt. May have to give that a try this year! This is what we give to people instead of cookies and they are always a hit! I haven't made any yet this year... you're making me hungry!

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  2. ooohhh! I love this! I have always wanted to make some myself. Thanks for the recipe. Happy to be following along!

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  3. Mmmmmm I'm so excited to try this recipe. They look yummy.

    veronica-http://watchmeplaynlearn.blogspot.com/

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  4. I ADORE candied nuts and have never made them, but you make it look easy. Can't wait to make this yummy treat. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  5. Oh, yum! Those look so good! I looove candied nuts...the trouble is, they're SO addictive! Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!

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  6. Yum! I can't wait to try these! Thanks, Beth!

    Andrea @ myhomeschooltale.blogspot.com

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  7. These sound delicious. We have a Nutcracker themed day coming up on our advent plans and this would be a great activity to incorporate. Thanks for linking to AfterSchool.

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  8. I must try! I am so glad you shared last week on Monday Madness.

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