The ones on the left had no butter in them, and the ones on the right = buttery loving goodness. I think you know which I preferred.
Actually, lemme come clear. I think I messed up the first batch. Oops.
I am not a candy maker in any right. I like to mix, stir, jostle, agitate. You get the drift. When recipes call for leaving something and NOT TOUCHING AT ALL… I tend to fail pretty epically. I think I stirred the first just sugar batch and didn’t let it caramelize enough. Basically, it was sugar + water to a certain temp, but I think it should have cooked more. I think my temp was not quite right. Or maybe too much water.
But the 2nd batch, I put in my sugar and water and didn’t flipping touch anything for a good while. When I did add my nuts and butter, things combined much more readily.
Here is batch one. Way too crystallized and, uh, fluffy? I also toasted these nuts before hand, and let me tell you… LISTEN TO RECIPES THAT SAY NOT TO. Toasted was not nearly as good as raw.