The Candied Nuts recipe is the kind of party snack idea you thought you couldn't make at home, but you can!
Candied nuts are quick and easy to
prepare, especially the Kettle Nuts version, but with just one problem:
they're gone in 60 seconds.
Add a few macadamia nuts and/or pine nuts to the mix for a more exotic flair.
1-1/2 pounds (3 to 3-1/2 cups) mixed nuts, or choose a favorite
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sugar and salt, stir until dissolved.
Stir in the nuts. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter mixture foams and sticks to the nuts. Continue cooking and gently stirring for about 2 more minutes, but don't let the butter burn.
slotted spoon, transfer the nuts to sheets of wax paper or foil, leaving
any excess butter behind. Cool, break apart, and serve. (And watch them
Kettle Nuts is a simpler candied nuts recipe but still with so much more going for it than a plain dish of nuts. A little sweet, a little salty, a little addictive, a little party snack idea your guests and family will love any time, all the time.
Whole almonds, pecan or walnut halves, peanuts, or a mix
1/4 cup butter per 1-1/2 pounds (about 3 cups) of nuts
Salt and sugar to taste*
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the nuts and stir to coat well. Heat and stir until the nuts are thoroughly warm and coated with butter.
With a slotted spoon, transfer them to a serving bowl. Immediately sprinkle the warm buttered nuts with salt and sugar to taste. Toss and serve.
*For 3 cups of nuts figure 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar, depending on the strength of your sweet tooth.