These little candies are deliciously addictive. You may substitute other nuts if you like.
INGREDIENTS | YIELD: 2 CUPS
- ½ cup water
- 2 cups white sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 cups pecans
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
Combine water, 1 cup of the sugar, cinnamon, and black pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then add the pecans.
Cook and stir the mixture until all the liquid has evaporated.
Pour the pecans onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow pecans to cool for about 10 minutes, then pour remaining 1 cup sugar and the kosher salt over them. Toss to coat.
Store in an airtight container.