If you are a candy nut lover, you will enjoy these nuts and the fresh citrus flavor it lends with just a touch of spice.
By Suzanne Platt
If you are a candy nut lover you will enjoy these nuts and the fresh citrus flavor it lends with just a touch of spice. I was inspired to make these nuts when I saw a recipe for orange glazed nuts from about.com. I absolutely love anything with cinnamon and allspice in the recipe so added those spices and it really tasted wonderful with this combination. I used walnuts but I’m sure your favorite nut would be just as good. I also shared these nuts over at The Mother Huddle a site for mom’s and the many facets of motherhood. Not only are these nuts great to eat alone, but they would be perfect for gift giving during the holidays. Give this recipe a try and you won’t be disappointed until you realize they are all gone and it’s time to make some more.
- 1½ cup or 348 g.sugar
- 4 T. or 73 g.orange juice
- 1 T. corn syrup
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground all spice
- zest of 2 good size lemons
- 2 drops tangerine oil (optional)
- 3 cups or 329 g.whole unsalted walnuts toast light if desired
- In medium size heavy saucepan put sugar, orange juice and corn syrup in. Turn heat on to medium high and stir well. Put a candy thermometer in and let the mixture come to 240-45 degrees Fahrenheit.
- When the sugar mixture reaches the right temperature take off heat and stir in the the remainder ingredients. Make sure all the ingredients are stirred well then pour onto a foil lined cookie sheet light sprayed with cooking spray. Let cool completely and break into pieces. Store in tightly sealed container.