Candied Nuts! (OuR recipe)

Here's our recipe for the much-loved maple glazed nuts we sell at the farmers' market (at least when we have our act together).  As our market season starts to slow down, I remind you that you can buy our syrup and make your own!

You will need:

a large, heavy bottomed sauce-pan

several cookie sheets

2 pounds of nuts (pecans, walnuts, or almonds are preferred by us)

1 pint (give or take) Frontier maple syrup

1/2 a tsp cinnamon

1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla (optional)

salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 350.  In a saucepan on the stovetop, combine all ingredients.  The nuts should be immersed in the syrup but not drowning.  Cook the nuts on high heat, stirring frequently.  As the syrup begins to crystalize and coat the nuts (you'll see less liquid in the bottom of the pan), remove from heat.  Let stand 10-12 minutes, until slightly cooled (the color of the syrup will change from shiny to "matte").  Stir to evenly coat, then spoon onto cookie sheets in a thin layer.  Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until crispy. These are delicious warm from the oven, but are shelf-safe and will keep for several weeks without refrigeration.