Food Network and FamilySavvy.com offers a couple of recipes for making glazed nuts. These involve pecans, walnuts or almonds along with sugar, butter and vanilla extract or a variety of spices and sugar.
To make the glazed nuts from FamilySavvy.com, start with placing a piece of parchment paper on a large cookie sheet. Then, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan. Add two cups of your nuts of choice along with 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until the nuts caramelize. Add an optional 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, stir then spread the nuts on the parchment to dry for about an hour.
The Food Network's Emeril Lagasse makes a version of glazed nuts that is both sweet and savory. Begin by mixing together 1/4 a teaspoon each of ground cumin, cayenne and ground cinnamon along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. In a dry skillet add 2 cups of any kind of nut, such as hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, peanuts or walnuts. Cook about 4 minutes until they start to become fragrant. Remove nuts, and add the spices, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of water to the skillet. Cook and stir for about 1 minute until a glaze forms, and then add in the nuts. Toss and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a parchment-covered pan to dry.