Movie theater glazed nuts!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Easy version and spicy
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
4 1/2 teaspoons water
2 1/2 cups mixed nuts

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Stir in the water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir. Add nuts and stir until well-coated.
***Cook, uncovered, on high for 4-5 minutes or until syrup begins to harden, stirring after each minute. Immediately pour onto a greased foil-lined baking sheet and separate nuts. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

You will see the
coating start to bubble and thicken slightly, then it's time to spread them on the cookie sheet.

Longer version less spicy:

Glazed Nuts
1 large pkg of walnut, almond or pecan halves about 2 cups
1 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
5 Tablespoons Water
Place walnuts on cookie tray in over at 350F degrees for 8 minutes. Meanwhile combine sugar, cinnamon, salt & the water in a large saucepan. Boil to soft ball stage, use a candy thermometer. Remove nuts from oven. Working QUICKLY, remove the saucepan from the heat. Add vanilla & the nuts. Stir to coat evenly & quickly turn out onto a sheet of tin foil. Try to seperate the nuts as quickly as you can without burning yourself. Keep in jar with tight lid after they have cooled.

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