Christmas Gift Ideas: Sugar & Spiced Nuts + Tag

Seriously! Christmas is sooo close.  And I’m scrambling.  Lots to do! Hopefully you’re more ahead of things than I am.  I’m still putting Christmas gift ideas together.  Another pun is involved in today’s project.  I think I need an intervention.  But in the meantime- enjoy!
Simple Christmas Gift Ideas- Sugar & Spiced Nuts with cute printable www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

For this gift idea you will need: a container, Sugar & Spiced Nuts and my printable.  Whip up a batch of Sugar & Spice Nuts, pile them into the container, print and attach the tag.  Finished cute and yummy gift in no time!  Here’s the recipe:

Sugar & Spiced Nuts

Sugar & Spiced Nuts

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c corn syrup
  • 4 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 c water
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 lbs pecan or almonds

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with tin foil.
  • Over medium heat in a heavy saucepan, combine first 3 ingredients.
  • Stir only until sugar is moist- don't over mix.
  • Let cook over medium heat until it reaches 242 degrees F using a candy thermometer.
  • Immediately remove from heat and add cinnamon.
  • Stir until mixture settles or stops boiling.
  • Stir pecans or almonds into mixture all at once.
  • Stir until all pecans are coated completely.
  • Pour out onto a cookie sheet and allow to cool.
  • Break into pieces and serve.
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Recipe found via Pine Cones and Acorns.

Ok- if you’re anything like me, candy thermometers might scare you.  DON’T let them scare you!! They are so easy to use.  I used to be afraid when any recipe called for one but now it’s no big deal.  Just go for it!

Christmas Gift Ideas- Sugar & Spiced Nuts with printable from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

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You're getting nuttin' for Christmas printable from www.thirtyhandmadedays.comFor personal use only.  Thank you!

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Mique
Hi- I'm Mique (as in Mickey). I started 30days as an idea file a few years ago. After three years and hundreds of ideas, I now realize that I'll never check them all off my list. When I'm not creating, I love spending time with family and friends and long drives, especially if they end at the beach.
Mique
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Comments

  1. Miranda says

    What a clever idea! Want to do this one. Can you please tell us what brand of (nice, thick) baker’s twine you used here? Thanks!

  2. says

    You’re so interesting! I don’t think I’ve truly read through
    anything like this before. So nice to find somebody with unique thoughts on this subject matter.
    Really.. thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing
    that’s needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  3. says

    Going with nuts is always a good idea. You know this is the way you can ensure taste ( by adding flavors) and health ( with the goodness of nuts). Thanks for sharing wisdom :)

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