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jjirons69
12-11-2012, 07:35 AM
I've only ever used pecans, but I suppose any nut would do. We always seem to have an over-abundance of pecans and this is a perfect recipe to make a very tasty treat with them.

1 lb shelled pecans
2 C sugar
1 C water
1 T cinnamon
1 t vanilla extract

Simmer sugar and water in a Teflon-coated large fryer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add vanilla and cinnamon and mix well. Add pecans and stir constantly over medium heat. Continue cooking until the mixture reaches dryness. Pour over wax paper on a cookie rack. These things are highly addictive and make a good gift.

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omowasu
12-12-2012, 06:36 PM
J - do you use a candy thermometer or let the mix go above 220 degrees before throwing in the nuts?

OLS
12-12-2012, 06:43 PM
it's the cinnamon I can never get a taste for. I prefer a salty and maybe a slightly sweet ROASTED pecan or a butter
and salt SAUTEED pecan. I like cinnamon but in the end I like nuts too well just plain. I will file this one away though,
you never know.

hscmit
12-12-2012, 06:45 PM
yum, love pecans

RobR1205
12-12-2012, 06:45 PM
God that looks good :dr:dr...i'm a huge fan of NYC cinnamon sugar mixed nuts so I'll definitely have to try this

bobarian
12-12-2012, 07:06 PM
If you add cayenne, you get sweet, salty and spicy! :banger

kelmac07
12-12-2012, 07:40 PM
:dr :dr :dr :dr

Zane
12-12-2012, 09:01 PM
I will take nuts anyway I can get them.

kelmac07
12-12-2012, 09:16 PM
I will take nuts anyway I can get them.

I'm betting that didn't come out right. :r :r :r

Zane
12-12-2012, 09:23 PM
I'm betting that didn't come out right. :r :r :r

Lol I was curious who would be first to bite.


;)

jjirons69
12-13-2012, 08:32 AM
J - do you use a candy thermometer or let the mix go above 220 degrees before throwing in the nuts?

No candy thermometer. Have made these numerous times. The key is you continue a medium heat until the mixture goes dry. Constantly stirring. It'll be all bubbly and within a minute or two it goes to complete dryness. There's nothing in the pan but sugar-coated pecans and the leftover sugar. At that time dump the pecans on the cooling sheet.

OLS
12-14-2012, 03:23 PM
Gonzo cookery...

hammondc
12-14-2012, 10:13 PM
I shall try this. Good recipe, bro.