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Sugared Walnuts

 Sugared Walnuts
I often bring these with me to either a shower or receptions. They are different then a tray of cookies and disappear quickly.—Brenda Osborne, Cleveland, Tennessee
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups walnut halves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Spread walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350°
  • for 5 minutes or until heated through. Cover and keep warm.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, coffee, cinnamon and
  • salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook, without stirring,
  • until a candy thermometer reads 250° (hard-ball stage). Remove
  • from the heat; stir in vanilla. Add warm walnuts; toss to coat.
  • Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan; separate with a
  • fork. Cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Yield: 4 cups.