I made these for the previous salad post but lets be honest, I ate most of them NOT in my salad! I just LOVE these! They are so easy, so good and will be made often in my house! There are lots of recipes for these, they are all pretty much the same. So here is what I did...
(2 cups of pecans)
2 cups unsalted pecans (or walnuts or almonds)
2 T butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 t vanilla
nutmeg or cinnamon (or both)
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan. Add the sugar, nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg or both. Stir constantly over medium high heat until the sugar melts and turns a golden brown color. Once the sugar has melted and turns brown remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Mix well. Dump the candied nuts onto the cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and spread out as much as possible. Let them cool completely.
Use the nuts in salad or keep in an airtight container for munching! These would be great over ice cream as well!