Next, toast your nuts (a generous 2 cups worth) in a single layer in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they begin to smell fragrant and turn slightly more golden.
Sprinkle all but about 3 T. of sugar mixture over the nuts.
Let it sit for about 30 seconds, until the sugar starts to melt, then stir well until all of the nuts are coated and cook for about 60 seconds more until the sugar is mostly melted. Pull off the burner, and sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture over, tossing well until all the nuts are coated. Pour out onto parchment paper to cool, carefully breaking apart any that happen to still stick together.