Candied Nuts

2 c nuts of choice
3/4 c white sugar
1/3 c water
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F. Place nuts on cookie sheet. Toast for 10-15 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice to stir.  Alternately, in a frying pan without any oil, cook nuts over medium-high heat until browned. Combine sugar, water, vanilla and cinnamon in deep saucepan. Heat to a boil. Add toasted nuts and stir, continuing to cook until water has evaporated and nuts are coated in a sticky syrup {approximately 10-15 minutes over medium-high heat}.  Remove from heat and spread on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper or foil to cool.