The invention relates to a method for feeding and treating plastic strands that are discharged from nozzles in a molten state by means of a cooling section in order to granulate the plastic strands. According to the invention, the plastic strands are partially crystallized in a temperature-adjusted liquid medium in a crystallization section once they are discharged from the nozzles, the liquid medium being maintained at a temperature above the glass transition temperature of the plastic strands. The invention further relates to a device for carrying out said method. The inventive device comprises a plastic melting device, a device for extruding the strands from nozzles, a crystallization section that is located directly downstream of the nozzles, and a granulation device that is located downstream of the crystallization section. The temperature of the crystallization section is adjusted by means of heating and/or cooling devices and is provided with temperature adjusting elements with which the temperature of the temperature-adjusted liquid medium can be adjusted to a temperature above the glass transition temperature of the plastic strands.