Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
Makesabout 1 pound (8 servings)
Love the pecan version and pretty darn easy- am making with almonds right now- really love the final product and will be my go to recipe. Thanks Opal!
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These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
I did not have a candy thermometer and was really scared of over cooking the candy. I did the soft ball test in cold water but I'm worried I pulled it off the heat too soon. The mixturre was super runny. Is it supposed to be? They are in the oven now. Can you put a best guess of how many minutes to cook it without stirring? And at what heat, high or low. Also covered or uncovered? Thank you
This was the first time i'd ever made candied pecans (or any kind of candy for that matter!). This recipe was easy to follow and most importantly came out DELICIOUS!! It was hard to stop eating them they were THAT GOOD!! We'll be making these again for the upcoming holidays!
My husband is a fan of candied nuts, and they are so expensive in the store I decided to see if it would be too difficult to make my own. These are MUCH better than what you buy in the store, and not too tough to make. My husband ate so many he tole me to never make them again because he cannot control himself. Then a week later asked me to make them again. The most difficult part (for me) was gauging the soft ball stage, since I didn't have a candy thermometer, so I had to use the cold water method. My husband and I loved these so much I decided to get a candy thermometer for the next time I made them - which was for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I am positive the family will be thrilled.
OH.MY.GOSH! These are THE BEST! Five stars don’t even come close to measuring how good these really are, and easy to make too! I don’t even like pecans, but I’m hooked.
This recipe is almost the same one my sister gave me almost 25 years ago when she lived in Texas. It's absolutely fabulous as well as addicting. Her recipe said when spreading out to cool, separate with a fork so they don't clump together. The problem I'm finding these past couple years is the cost of pecans. Even at Walmart, they are cost prohibitive in Minnesota. I need four lbs to satisfy kids and grandkids and that amounts to over $50.
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I had lost my mother in-laws recipe for sugared walnuts so I have been Looking for a goo recipe to sugar nuts. My 83 yr old Aunt request that I make them for her several times a year. I cannot tell you how much she liked these and asked for more. I just wanted to Thank Opal Turner for submitting this recipe. She has made my Aunt very happy and I really appreciate it. THANK YOU!!!!!!!