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Spiced Nuts


1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 tsp. each nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves

1/8 tsp. cream of tartar

1/4 cup boiling water

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups walnut or pecan halves


In saucepan, combine sugar, spices, cream of tartar, and boiling water.

Cook to 246 degrees on candy thermometer or until syrup forms a firm ball when dropped in cold water.

Add vanilla and walnuts and stir until nuts are completely coated.

Turn out onto greased cookie sheet or waxed paper. With 2 forks, quickly separate nuts; cool.

Makes 3 cups.