Sally's preferred recipe. Great as a salad topper. Adapted from Elizabeth Karmel of Hill Country, who says, "A mason jar full of nuts and a pretty ceramic bowl is my favorite gift. If you bring these to a party, tell the host or hostess to hide them or they will disappear." Smitten Kitchen says: These are insanely easy to make - and from ingredients you probably already have on hand. They're perfect to bring to any party. Like that one tonight.
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- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt (1 1/2 for a saltier sweet or salty balance)
- generous pinch cayenne pepper (or 1/4 tsp hot smoked paprika)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 lb walnut halves or 1 lb pecan halves or 1 lb whole peeled hazelnuts
- 1 egg white, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1Preheat oven to 300F.
- 2Mix sugars, salt, cayenne/paprika, and cinnamon, making sure that there are no lumps. Set aside.
- 3Beat egg white and water until frothy but not stiff.
- 4Add nuts to egg mixture and stir to coat evenly.
- 5Sprinkle nuts with sugar mixture and toss until evenly coated.
- 6Spread sugared nuts in a single layer on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- 7Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 8Remove from oven and separate nuts as they cool.
- 9When completely cool, pour the nuts into a bowl, breaking up any that stick together.
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Nutritional Facts for Sugar and Spice Candied Nuts
Serving Size: 1 (719 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 3790.0
- Calories from Fat 2667
- Total Fat 296.4 g
- Saturated Fat 27.8 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 2411.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 269.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 31.8 g
- Sugars 216.3 g
- Protein 72.9 g