Christmas Gift Ideas: Sugar & Spiced Nuts + Tag

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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

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
  • ¾ c corn syrup
  • 4½ c sugar
  • 1 c water
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3½ lbs pecan or almonds
  1. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil.
  2. Over medium heat in a heavy saucepan, combine first 3 ingredients.
  3. Stir only until sugar is moist- don't over mix.
  4. Let cook over medium heat until it reaches 242 degrees F using a candy thermometer.
  5. Immediately remove from heat and add cinnamon.
  6. Stir until mixture settles or stops boiling.
  7. Stir pecans or almonds into mixture all at once.
  8. Stir until all pecans are coated completely.
  9. Pour out onto a cookie sheet and allow to cool.
  10. Break into pieces and serve.

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!

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  4. Melissa says

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  5. 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!

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        Thank you! And thank you for all the nice ideas (and printables!) that you’ve posted lately. I am a fairly new reader of your blog.