Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This stuff is addictive! I love making these nuts to have out for company but have to have someone hide them from me or I'll eat them all before our guests arrive! Recipe from the Chicago Sun-Times
- 1 1⁄2 cups cashews or 1 1⁄2 cups peanuts or 1 1⁄2 cups whole almonds or 1 1⁄2 cups pecan halves (raw or roasted)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- Line a baking sheet with foil; butter the foil and set aside.
- In a 10-inch, heavy skillet combine nuts, sugar, butter and vanilla; cook over medium-high heat, shaking skillet occasionally, until sugar begins to melt Do Not Stir.
- Reduce heat to low; continue cooking until sugar is golden brown, stirring occasionally.
- Remove skillet from heat; pour nut mixture onto the prepared baking sheet; cool completely and break into clusters.
- Store tightly covered in the fridg for up to 3 weeks.
You are right these are ADDICTIVE. So yummy and so easy to make.Can hardly wait to put some out for guest I am sure they will be a hit as they are with us. Thank you Judy for another delicious recipe.
Very tasty recipe. I will make it again, however, when I do I think I will carmelise the sugar first then add the nuts. I did wait to stir until the sugar just started melting, however I had to stir it for a good 15 - 20 minutes before the sugar completely melted and coated the nuts. I probably didn't wait long enough before starting to stir originally, but a few of the nuts were starting to scorch by the time the recipe was done. I think making the 'syrup' first, then adding the nuts off heat would be easier.
This recipe just didn't work for me. I used raw peanuts and they were still very raw-tasting after cooking. I think I might need to roast them first to get a better flavor. Also, there was some scorching on the nuts even before all the sugar had dissolved. I think I would make the syrup first next time and then add in the (roasted) nuts. I also used unsalted butter and think the addition of salt might be helpful to the flavor if not using margarine or salted butter.