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Sugared (Honeyed) Acorns

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“These will keep pretty well in a tin or glass jar and make nice holiday treats or gifts. Time does not include leaching the acorns or drying time.”
READY IN:
25mins
YIELD:
1 cup
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. IF you are using raw acorns you will need to prepare them first. To do so put the acorns into a pot with enough water to cover. Bring the water to a boil, then drain. Repeat 3 times or till the bitterness is gone (the water should be clear). Once you have leached the nuts, dry them on a cookie sheet in a low oven (about 200°F) for 2 or 3 hours - till the nuts become brittle. Remove from the oven and cool.
  2. Mix sugar in water until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil.
  3. Dip the prepared acorn meats into boiling syrup.
  4. Thoroughly dry them on a greased pan.
  5. For variations you can use cinnamon, chili powder, ginger, or other spices. Add this after you dissolve the sugar but before you bring it to a boil.

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