Blogtober | How to: Pumpkin Spice Candied Nuts

 
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If you have never made candied nuts before, you are seriously missing out. Not only are they delicious - they make your house smell amazing! Toasted nuts with sugar and spices?! C’mon! Normally these are popular Christmas-time treats, but I think adding pumpkin spice makes them completely appropriate for the Halloween season. When you make them in your own home, you get the added benefit of being able to eat them while they are still warm and it makes a world of a difference!

These pumpkin spice candied nuts are so quick and easy to make! Pro Tip: I used a mixture of pecans and almonds that I purchased from the bulk bins at the local market. Pecans can be pricey but they’re significantly less expensive when buying from the bins. You can use any kind of nuts you want, I just happened to go with these nuts.

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Eat with caution - they’re addicting!

Enjoy!


INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Cups Nuts of Choice

  • 1/4 Cup Water

  • 1 Cup Sugar

  • 1/2 Tbsp of Pumpkin Spice Mix

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Add sugar, water, and spice mix. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

  • Add your nuts. Stir, stir, stir until they’re all covered.

  • Keep stirring. Don’t be lazy. After about 5 minutes, you’ll notice they’re starting crystalize. Keep stirring until all the water has evaporated. Might take up to 10 minutes and you’ll know they’re done but the sugar starts to clump and all the moisture is gone.

  • Add them to a sheet of parchment paper and let them cool slightly.

  • Devour when they are comfortable warm enough to eat. Take a nap because you’re now suddenly all cozy on the inside.

    • If you don’t eat them all, store them and they should, in theory, keep for about two weeks.


Happy Eating! xoxo