December 2, 2011

Holiday Cheer - Glazed Nuts

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Yeah, sorry, no comment on the recipe name, but, huh, they are almost as good as Schweddy Balls.  For a great laugh, check out this video on Schweddy Balls. WARNING - ADULT CONTENT in the video.

Glazed Nuts


1½ cups sugar
½ cup sour cream
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1½ quarts of pecans or walnuts or both


In a heavy sauce pan, mix sugar and sour cream.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture reaches soft ball stage (238° on candy thermometer).  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Immediately add nuts and stir until they are well coated.  Spread mixture onto wax paper to cool.  When completely cooled, break into pieces and store into air tight container.   

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. -Mary Ellen Chase


Sandy L. Rowland said...

We love glazed nuts. I've never seen one done with sour cream. A must try!

Thank you for the addition to my Christmas treats.

Karen Cote said...

Sounds really good Anna! I WANT THAT COOKBOOK! Lol.

karensromance (at) gmail (dot) com

Thank you for sharing. I'm never disappointed when I click on your posts.

Caroline Clemmons said...

My husband would love these. Anna Kathryn, you are determined to get me cooking again, aren't you? LOL

Sharla Rae said...

I've been looking for a recipe like this! Thanks.

marybelle said...

I have never tried to make GLAZED NUTS before. Thanks for the recipe. Always on the lookout this time of year for extras.

Patricia Preston said...

I'll have to try this one. Sounds good!