Do you ever look into your pantry and get hit by a thunder bolt? I mean, not literally, but you see something and you think “I should make that!!!” I imagine this is how Alex Guarnaschelli feels on a regular basis. Me? Not so much.
The stars must have aligned last week, however, because I saw a bag of walnut pieces and I knew I had to make candied walnuts, right then and there.
It’s so dang easy, so fast, and so delicious!
2 tbsp butter or margarine (I’m using Smart Balance right now because dairy makes me break out!)
2 cups walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg (OMG, yes, trust me!)
Melt butter or margaine over medium low heat. Add all ingredients into the frying pan until the walnuts are toasty and the sugar is melted.
Remove from heat onto a sheet of parchment paper to cool. You can store in airtight container for two weeks… but mine only lasted a day, so… No pretty picture, sorry, folks.
Happy toasting! 🙂