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.
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!