Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sugared Nuts

I'm making these tonight for my Mom-in-Law's Christmas care package...they are so easy and so tasty! Wanted to share them with you. Watch out tho... you leave them around your house and you WILL eat them.

1 lb unsalted nuts - (walnut, pecan, almond halves and or pieces - whatever blows your skirt up)
1 Tbl water
1 C sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon (more or less to taste - flexible)
1 egg white
1 small capful of vanilla extract or orange extract or cointreau (optional)

Preheat oven to 250

Whip egg white til frothy - not stiff

Add water and flavor, mix gently

Coat nuts with the egg white mix until all nuts are shiny

In a separate bowl mix cinnamon, sugar and salt together. Fold it into the wet nuts until all are well coated.

Coat a baking sheet with butter, spread nuts evenly in a single layer.

Bake for 15 minutes. Take them out of the oven, turn them with a spatula, put 'em back in and continue cooking for 45 more minutes. (recipe is very forgiving if you go a few minutes over)

Cool on wax or parchment paper

They freeze well and it's very easy to double the recipe. Yum, yum and yum.


DebH said...

I'll be back...I am running to the store to get some NUTS!! Thanks!!

Dedene said...

That sounds really good and it's so easy! I'll have to try that for Christmas.

Cheryl said...

Oo, those sounds good! I've been meaning to try your spaghetti sauce recipe...

Shanster said...

DebH - you will LOVE these! Funny woman!

Dedene - they are very good and quite addictive!

Cheryl - these are fabulous... as is that sauce.... mmmmmm. Drooling now...