Recipe by Jo Ann L
I got this recipe from a student's process speech more than 30 years ago, and I've never found one I like better. A great Christmas gift, especially if you have a low-cost source for the nuts.
Top Review by EyeGuy
Downloaded this a couple years ago but just got around to making it. Very easy and straitforward with good results. I used Pecan halves. One bit of advise; work quickly to separate the nuts for a more polished appearance. Once the coating starts to cool, the separated pieces will glaze but pieces separated after the coating has cooled too much will have a rough appearance. They all taste wonderful though!!
- 3 cups walnut halves or 3 cups walnut pieces
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- Spread the walnuts out on a large cookie sheet; bake at 275° for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove from oven and set aside.
- Combine the sugar, water, cinnamon and salt in a 3 quart saucepan and cook to 236°, soft-ball stage, WITHOUT STIRRING. Note: Use a candy thermometer for exact temperature if at all possible. You get much better results.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and the nuts.
- Stir gently until the nuts are well coated and mixture has begun to cool down.
- Turn out onto a greased cookie sheet, separating any pieces that have clumped together.
- Cool completely.