Heirloom: Cinnamon Walnuts

This recipe was shared with my grandmother by a friend; because of how much my grandmother and several of my uncles loved the results, this is a staple at our Thanksgiving celebrations each year; I now share it with you.

 

5 cups walnut halves

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

3/4 cup non-dairy milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

 

Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon and milk; cook to softball stage (you’ll need a candy thermometer for this – 235*F).  Remove from heat & add vanilla; stir until creamy.  Add nuts & immediately pour onto waxed paper; separate with fork & cool.

 

Grandma’s note:  I use cold water & my fingers [to separate].

 

What are your favorite traditions for the holidays?  Comment & let me know.

 

 

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