Candied Hazelnuts

Recipe: Jami Curl, QUIN Candy | Photo: Jami Curl
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Time: 30 minutes

Hazelnut provide the coveted “crunch” in candies worldwide, and now you can get that same crunch at home with this candied hazelnut recipe. It only takes four basic ingredients and you’ll have candy for snacking or to share with friends at a party.

Ingredients

  • 300 grams whole Oregon hazelnuts
  • 156 grams light corn syrup (not high-fructose corn syrup)
  • 40 grams dark brown sugar
  • 8 grams good quality salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the Oregon hazelnuts with the corn syrup, brown sugar, and salt. Spread the concoction onto a non-stick baking mat that you’ve placed on a cookie sheet or sheet pan. It will look like a puddle of sugar studded with hazelnuts.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring two or three times during baking, until the syrup surrounding the nuts is a lovely deep honey color.

Remove the pan from the oven and allow the candy to cool completely. Once cool, break or chop it into manageable pieces.

Store the candy in an air-tight container, at cool room temperature, for up to one month.