Sampling just one of these taste-bud tempters almost always leads to another. That's why I package a big batch in gift tins for happy holiday snackers.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
Makesabout 1 pound
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups walnut halves
- In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, cinnamon and salt. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 238° (soft-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and walnuts. Spread onto waxed paper to harden. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts1 ounce-weight: 178 calories, 13g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Originally published as Cinnamon Walnuts in Country Woman Christmas 2000