Sugar and Spice Candied Nuts
IngredientsServes 1 lb (454 g)
⅓ cup (75 ml) dark brown sugar
½ cup (125 ml) granulated sugar
1 tsp (5 ml) salt
½ tsp (2.5 ml) cayenne pepper, or to taste
¼ tsp (1 ml) black pepper
2 tsp (10 ml) ground cinnamon
1 egg white, room temperature
1 tbsp (15 ml) water
1 lb (454 g) any combination raw, unsalted whole pecans, hazelnuts, cashews and/or almonds
- Preheat oven to 300 F (150 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine sugars, salt, cayenne, black pepper and cinnamon, ensuring there are no lumps. In a medium bowl, using a whisk, beat egg white and water until frothy but not stiff. Add nuts and stir to coat evenly. Add sugar/spice mixture and toss well until nuts are evenly coated.
- Spread nuts in an even single layer onto lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and using 2 forks, break up any clumps. Return to oven and continue baking for 8 to 10 more minutes, or until fragrant and golden brown. Allow to cool completely before packing into decorative jars for gifting.