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.