Quick Candied Nuts
Why This Recipe Works
This sweet-salty treat is great for gifts; as a crunchy topping for our Chocolate Semifreddo, ice cream, yogurt, or salad; as a coating for truffles; as an accompaniment to a cheese plate; or even just eaten out of hand. We toast the nuts, which brings out their flavor and aroma, and then toss them in a mixture of sugar and salt that's been dissolved in hot water. Baking the nuts until they are crisp and dry to the touch (no longer tacky) ensures that they'll be crunchy once completely cooled.