Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cider Cinnamon Nuts

Well, it turns out that my Facebook fans are nutty for nuts!  So, by popular demand, here is my quick, easy, and mouth-watering recipe for Cider Cinnamon Nuts!


First, take 2 cups or so of the nuts of your choice.  I went with almonds this time because I enjoy them, plus I have a ton of them right now...thanks, Costco.  I think this would be awesome with pecans too, or mix it up with any variety of nuts!



Place the nuts on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven at 350 to toast for about 7-8 minutes.


While the nuts are baking, you can start on the rest.  In a medium saucepan, measure out 1 cup of white sugar and 1/3 a cup of apple cider.  Bring that up to a boil and use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature.


When it reaches 238 degrees, take it off of the heat.  Immediately pour in 2 generous teaspoons of cinnamon and stir to combine.


Pour the syrup over the nuts, and then stir, stir, stir.





As you stir and the syrup cools, it will form a delicious coating on the nuts.  Cider and cinnamon, The flavors of fall, on your nuts.


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Serve these as an appetizer, snack, or even dessert!  Packed in cute containers (Like maybe, I don't know, jars?), they make great gifts too.  And it seems that everyone loves a great nut!