2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 cups whole hazelnuts, toasted* (about 9 ounces)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add the toasted hazelnuts and stir, about 5 minutes.
Add sugar and salt; stir another 8 to 10 minutes or until sugar caramelizes over the hazelnuts. Remove from heat. Yields about 2 cups.
* To toast hazelnuts, spread the shelled nuts in a shallow pan and roast at 275 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes or until the skins crack. To remove skins, rub warm nuts with a rough cloth.