A recipe for homemade salted nut rolls: soft marshmallow nougat surrounded by a bourbon-spiked caramel, rolled in salted roasted peanuts or pecans.
In Minnesota, the candy aisle is lined with red packages. Their distinct branding appears on endcaps. They sit proudly near the register. My mom would tell stories of her St. Paul childhood, the smell of the Pearson’s factory—melted sugar and roasting nuts—and the grade school field trips to see candy being made. She’d have us warm up nut rolls before eating them because they were better that way. Soft and gooey.
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