Candied Nuts with Cinnamon


Cinnamon Sugar Nuts
Cinnamon Sugar Nuts

So simple, so tasty and so easy.  These are delicious and make a great holiday nibble.  I’m not sure the nuts still qualify as a ‘heart healthy’ snack after being coated in a combination of brown and white sugar but it’s worth a try.  Use whatever combination of nuts you enjoy most.  I used 2 cups of pecans with 1 cup of almonds but I would also use walnuts or even cashews.

If you prefer a little heat add in 1/2 teaspoon of cayene pepper or add a little citrus flavour with some grated orange rind.  I would definitely double or even triple this recipe!  Don’t wait until after you have made the first batch and it is gobbled up within a day or so.

For today’s recipe you will need:

Nuts, Cinnamon, Sugars, Egg Whites and Water
Nuts, Cinnamon, Sugars, Egg Whites and Water

1 large egg white (I used pasturized egg whites)

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

2 cups raw almonds

1 cup raw pecans

Preheat oven to 300F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together egg white and 1 tablespoon water until frothy, about 2 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine sugars and cinnamon.

Add nuts to egg white mixture and mix well until nuts are coated.  Sprinkle sugar cinnamon mixture over top and mix well until nuts are coated.

Nuts coated and ready to bake.
Nuts coated and ready to bake.

Spread the  nut mixture evenly over the parchment lined cookie sheet and place in oven.  Bake for about 25-30 minutes stirring about 1/2 way through.  Remove from oven and cool completely.  Break up and store in an airtight container.

Gift Boxed - a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer.
Gift Boxed – a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer.
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