Does anybody else making gifts from the kitchen this year? I do it every year and my friends really like them. Here is one of my favorite spiced nut recipes.
Sherried Cinnamon Nuts
These special Sherried Cinnamon Nuts make a terrific addition to a cookie plate or gift box at holiday time. Take them as a hostess gift to your next holiday party.
1 1/2 c sugar
1/3 c sherry
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp grated orange rind
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 to 3 c walnuts halves lightly toasted.
Directions for Sherried Cinnamon Nuts
In saucepan, combine sugar, sherry and salt. Bring to a boil and cook stirring often, until mixture reaches 240 degrees on the candy thermometer.
Remove room heat, stir in orange rind, cinnamon and nuts.
Stir until syrup is cloudy and walnuts are thoroughly coated.
Turn out onto waxed paper and quickly separate nuts into single pieces.
Makes 1 1/2 lb candied nuts.
Keeps a few days at room temperature, 3 weeks in refrigerator or 6 months frozen.