I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about candied nuts on blogs recently and have really wanted to try them out! I saw them at the German Christmas markets but they were very expensive, being sold by weight, so I stayed well clear…
Tammela Platts shared in her blog ‘Wherever I am, you are there also’ a recipe for ‘Candied Almonds’ which I just had to try out as the recipe is very simple and I like the idea of separating them into little food gift bags…
However my plans of Christmas baking this weekend have been scuppered by a disaster at home involving a leaking toilet and waking up to pools of water in the living room on Saturday morning. After a stressful 24 hours of having no water in the house, I finally got back on track and settled down to baking some tasty treats to celebrate the holiday season.
The only problem I had was that the caramel stuck a little to the grease proof paper that I lined the baking tray with, so next time I will use baking paper (I’ve run out after lots of baking recently!).
I would highly recommend this recipe! The balance of sweet, salty and spice are perfect and the nuts are so yummy! It takes a lot of willpower to stop eating them and portion them up for gifts. I also used a bag of mixed nuts that I had in the cupboard which contained hazelnuts, brazils, peanuts, almonds and pecans. My favourites are the hazelnuts so I’m slowly picking them all out for myself…
Thanks Tammela! I think I will making many more batches of these beauties in the coming weeks… 🙂
- Candied Nuts (teaandsesame.wordpress.com)
- Lorraine Pascale’s Caramelised Spiced Nuts (weheartcards.wordpress.com)
- Holiday Candied Nuts (scrumptiousbiteshappylife.com)
- Spiced Nuts (lawyerinthekitchen.wordpress.com)
- Candied Nuts with Cinnamon (sweetenufblog.wordpress.com)
- Candied Cinnamon and Sugar Nut Mix (acedarspoon.com)