So I grabbed half a cup of the nuts before they got completely gobbled up, snagged a bottle of vodka and got to work. The results were amazing - the infusion captured both the wonderful caramelized sugar and that lovely nutty flavor that really comes out when nuts are toasted.
I made one mistake, I didn't make a large enough batch the first time so I had to go through the whole process again. Don't be a dummy like me, double or even triple the recipe. Trust me, you won't be sorry. And do the same for the Candied Nutz or you'll eat them all up before you make liqueur!
By the way, you can do both recipes with other nuts, like pistachios, cashews and macadamias. I've also done it walnuts but I switched out the vodka for bourbon and used maple syrup instead of sugar for my Toasted Walnut Maple Bourbon.
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