I hope you don't mind if I post some of my favorite treats this time of year.
I love this recipe! I used to work at a large hospital in Salt Lake and the chef there taught a few classes. This was one that I was lucky enough to attend (Thanks - chef Steve!)
Sweet and Spicy Nuts
3 cups pecans or walnut halves (I personally love almonds and use them)
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1 TBSP cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 - Heat oven to 275 degrees. Grease cookie sheet. Spread nuts on prepared cookie sheet; toast for 10 minutes
2 - In medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Bring to a boil; continue cooking for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3 - Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and nuts. Using a slotted spoon, remove nuts to foil or waxed paper. Separate with a fork; let dry. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
Yields: 4 1/2 cups
Not only do these smell wonderful - they taste delicious! For all you nut fans out there - this is definately a recipe to try. It's sure to win the hearts of many.