25 Days of a Homespun Christmas
Welcome to day 3 of my 25 Days of a Homespun Christmas. Today I'm sharing Granny's Minted Walnuts with all of you. Recently Pop was over and saw all the walnuts that my mom had given us. He looked up at Roger with a smile and said do your remember when Granny use to make minted walnuts? He went on and on about how good they were, so I really wanted to try them. I looked on the net to find a recipe for them and found lots, but was wishing that I had Granny's recipe. Well I should wish more often because I was telling my MIL and she had the recipe!!! So I'm going to share it with all of you!
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 T Karo syrup (white)
few drops of peppermint extract or mint extract
food coloring green or red
36 small marshmallows or six large marshmallows cut into small pieces
3 cups of walnuts
Cook water, sugar, Karo syrup until it spins a thread. Then add flavoring, food coloring, and marshmallows. Stir until dissolve then add walnuts and mix. Dump unto wax paper and let cool completely.
I made cute and simple gift tags with the empty walnut shells. I just took the shell halves and placed them on white card stock. I traced around them and cut it out. Then I took some ribbon and hot glued that and the card stalk to the shell. How cute and simple is that. I must say some very Homespun gift tags.
If you were wondering who these Minted Walnuts are going to it's Pop of course! I hope you are having a yummy holiday season.
I am Happy,