This is a deliciously smelling and tasting project. Your entire home will be filled with the aroma of spicy cinnamon sugar. Huzzah!
We are making wedding favors this week, in the form of Sugar and Spice Candied Nuts. I got the yummy recipe from Smitten Kitchen, and created a super simple way to package them, using our plum colored yarn and some jars.
Gather your materials!
- Mason Jars with Lids
- Yarn (I barely used 1/2 a skein for 4 mason jars)
- 1/3 cup dark-brown sugar
- 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Generous pinch of paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pound pecans
- 1 egg white, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon water
Follow the recipe Smitten Kitchen provides. While the candied nuts are baking, start working on your jars. First, tie a loop around the jar, and knot it. Then begin wrapping the yarn around a portion of the jar, in the middle.
Once that is done, secure the end piece of yarn by tucking it into the wrapped part. Next, cut a piece of yarn and tie a bow around the center.
The jars are done!
When the nuts are finished baking, fill the jars and secure the lids. That’s it! I also thought an extra step that would be cool, is to paint the lids with chalkboard paint and write “Thanks!” on top.
Pricing for this project was fairly good, except for the pecans. Nuts in general are getting more and more expensive. I spent $15.00, and that filled 4 jars. We used about 1/2 the yarn skein, but I think you could get 10 jars wrapped with one skein. Each skein was $6.00. Taking into account the baking supplies, each favor comes in a little below $5.00. If that number is a little high for you, you could consider making the jars do double duty! They can function as favors and seating “cards”, or place settings, or you could get really creative and incorporate them into your centerpieces!
I LOVE the food part of each series, because I get to eat it!! Doesn’t that look so good?
One more project left on this series, stay tuned!