If you have sugar and pistachios and 10 minutes, you can make you own candied nuts.

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Want an easy way to fun up salads, ice cream, yogurt, and more? Give candied nuts a try! Even if you don't have any on-hand, they're super easy to make at home. Got 10 minutes? Then you've got candied nuts!

candied pistachios
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How to Make Candied Nuts

In a skillet, cook 1/2 cup pistachios (walnuts, almonds, and other nuts work, too) over medium heat until toasted, about 2 minutes. 

Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. sugar. 

Cook, stirring constantly, until glazed, about 8 minutes. 

Spread on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet. 

Season with salt and let cool. 

How easy was that? Now sprinkle them on whatever you'd like or eat 'em by the handful—no judgments here!

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