It’s very versatile and you can choose any variety of nuts to mix and mingle.
There were four of us kids and every year mom would make Cinnamon Spiced Nuts and put them in glass jars which would be our Christmas present to our teacher. Mom never wavered from her recipe. I, however, am a nut lover, I make a separate batch of each of the four nuts listed below.
The dollar store is a great place to pick up jars to hold these babies, or pick up a fancy jar and be creative.
1 cup Sugar
1/8 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 cups nuts (Almond, Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews…anything you like)
Cook to soft ball stage.
Add 2 cups walnuts. Stir until nuts are well coated and fall apart.
Once nuts have been added you need to keep them moving. By keeping them moving air helps separate them. Do not make if you don’t have the time to concentrate on stirring…it doesn’t take long at all, but you do need to pay attention. Once they’re separated pour out onto a cookie sheet pan to cool.
In my opinion the Cashews are the best. And this recipe is easily doubled, no problem.
I’d love to hear from you after you make them, let me know what you think.