It’s that festive fun time of year where the evenings are chilly filled with bright lights and tasty festive foods. There is one treat that I may be addicted to. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is. I love crunchy, sweet candied nuts. They are just too easy to make at home. On a good day I might make some and toss them into a salad. Most days they end up tossed into my mouth long before the salad is chopped. This recipe is great treat while you are out in the cold, looking at lights or served up at any holiday gathering. I have also given it nicely wrapped as a hostess gift. Enjoy!
1 egg white
1 teaspoon cold water
4 cups whole almonds 1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or pie spice
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.
Lightly beat the egg white; add water, and beat until frothy but not stiff. Add the nuts, and stir until well coated. Mix the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until golden. Allow to cool, then store nuts in airtight containers