Monday, March 18, 2013

CANDIED ALMONDS & CASHEWS WITH SEA SALT





IT'S TIME FOR THE SECRET RECIPE CLUB REVEAL AGAIN!!! FOR THE SECRET RECIPE CLUB, EVERYONE IS GIVEN THE NAME OF A BLOG (SECRETLY) AND YOU CHOOSE ONE RECIPE TO MAKE FROM THAT BLOG. THEN, EVERYONE POSTS AT THE SAME TIME ON THE SAME GIVEN DAY....TODAY!!!! IT IS FUN TO DISCOVER WHO HAD YOUR BLOG AND TO REVEAL THE ONE YOU WERE SECRETLY BAKING/COOKING FROM ALL ALONG!

THIS MONTH, I RECEIVED THE GINGERSNAP GIRL.  GLORIA HAS A BEAUTIFUL BLOG WITH MANY WONDERFUL TREATS TO CHOOSE FROM! I DECIDED TO GO WITH THE CANDIED NUTS BECAUSE WHO DOENS'T LOVE CANDIED NUTS! SHE USED PECANS WHICH I LOVE, BUT I ONLY HAD ALMONDS AND CASHEWS ON HAND SO I WENT WITH THEM.  JUST LIKE THE ONES YOU SMELL AT THE FAIRS!

Salted Candied Pecans
FROM GINGER SNAP GIRL VIA Steak N Potatoes Kinda Gurl

1 cup whole unsalted raw pecan halves (I used 1 cup cashews and 1 cup almonds)
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Add pecans, sugar and water to a medium to large heavy bottomed bottom pan over medium heat.  When sugar dissolves, begin stirring.  Continue cooking, stirring often, until sugar becomes crystallized (looks like raw brown sugar). 

Turn heat to medium low and allow the crystallized sugar to melt and lightly brown on the bottom of the pan.  Use a heat proof rubber spatula to spoon the liquid over the pecans to coat them.  Once pecans are coated (quite a bit of crystallized sugar will remain), sprinkle on salt and cinnamon and stir a few times to evenly distribute. 

Transfer nuts in a single layer to a silpat (or parchment paper) lined baking sheet and allow to completely cool.  

 

13 comments:

Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

I have wanted to try something like this for ages - thanks for sharing!

A Couple in the Kitchen said...

Scrumptious! There is nothing like salty-sweet!

Rhonda said...

It's hard to believe but you managed to motivate me to bake something sweet. Loved looking at your blog!

Melissa said...

Yum! I love candied nuts and these look amazing!

Jen @JuanitasCocina said...

These would be gone quick in this house! YUM!

Liz Berg said...

Oh, boy, do these look irresistible!! Perfect for a salad topper, but I'd probably eat them all before the salad was made :)

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

So simple yet so yummy - I have to remember this recipe come holiday time for gift giving, too.

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

What a great recipe and looks super tasty. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

Veronica Gantley said...

This sounds delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing

Veronica Gantley said...

This sounds delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing

Cinnamon Freud said...

My mouth is watering- candied nuts are so delicious and yours look great!

Veronica Miller said...

I can almost never go by one of those candied nut stands without buying some even if they're overpriced. Much smarter to make them at home and yours look fabulous! I also love your manicure. :)

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

This is one of those addicting recipes! Candy any nut and I'm pretty much sold. Will have to try other nut options next time I make these.

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