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These are so addictive and delicious! My momma and I made these this past weekend. Not only were they super easy – but they were one of the first things that disappeared from our holiday buffet!  This is basically the same recipe that BHG has in their big red book if you have one of those laying around too!

Whatcha need

Butter or nonstick cooking spray
3 cups nuts (cashews, roasted peanuts, whole almonds, or pecan halves – we used pecans)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Whatcha do

Line a baking sheet with foil. Butter the foil or lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray (probably should have gone with the cooking spray but we used butter!) and set baking sheet aside.

In a small heavy skillet, combine nuts, sugar, vanilla and butter. Cook over medium-high heat, shaking the skillet occasionally until sugar begins to melt. BHG very clearly specifies that you do not stir the mixture. (I did run a spatula around the edges to get any loose sugar mixed in.) Once sugar is melted (i.e. you see no grains), reduce heat to low and continue cooking until sugar is golden brown. You may now stir the mixture occasionally.

Remove skillet from the heat and pour nut mixture onto the foil-lined and greased baking sheet. Let it cool completely. Break the nut mixture into small chunks if it sticks together. Serve and enjoy!

Lemme know if you try it or if you have done something similar!  


Linking this up with


and of course Kimba at DIY Day!


DIY Day @ ASPTL

1 frugal friends said ...

Cha Cha said... @ December 23, 2009 at 8:28 PM

THESE SOUND GREAT, WE WERE IN THE KITCHEN TODAY MAKING CUPCAKES. I LOVE COOKING THIS TIME OF YEAR. MERRY CHRISTMAS

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