I haven’t shared recipes here yet, but I thought this one was worth it. 🙂
This might look gross, but I assure you it is not. 😉
These are frosted walnuts. A co-worker several years ago shared this recipe with me, but since I no longer work with her or stay in touch I don’t know who actually deserves credit for creating it. The recipe is so simple and delicious.
1 pound shelled walnuts
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Melt all the ingredients besides the walnuts in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the liquid to a boil while stirring constantly. Boil for 4-7 minutes. (I usually try 6-7) The original directions say to pour the nuts in a large bowl, then pour the liquid over the nuts and stir gently. I think this just creates another dish to clean and since the frosting cools quickly I prefer to add the nuts right to the saucepan and make sure they are evenly coated before I pour them out onto a greased cookie sheet. Let them cool completely, then break them apart. They should be stored in an airtight container.
We eat these by the handful, or sprinkled on icecream.