These are the easiest to make and OMG they are delish!!!. The trick to getting a shiny hard candy coating on the nuts is time and patience. You need to stand over the nuts and sugar and stir and stir until the sugar melts and turns amber. Everything must be melted and smooth. This was my first attempt at making these and they came out amazing. I used them in the strawberry mango salad that was posted a few days ago.
2 cups of walnuts
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon butter
pinch of salt
Place walnuts in a dry non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Toast walnuts (when you can smell them, they are done). Add sugar and lower heat to medium. Stir nuts and sugar constantly. When sugar begins to melt, add the butter and salt. Continue to stir as the sugar melts. Sugar must be completely melted and free from granules. When the sugar turns an amber color and coats the nuts, remove from the heat and transfer to a greased foil lined pan and spread out into a single layer (A silpat works best to prevent nuts from sticking). Allow to cool completely. Store in an air tight container.