Thursday, December 4, 2014

candied roasted nuts

Have you ever walked through the mall this time of year and smelled those roasted nuts?   Yeah me too!  Then I get some, and I can only eat a handful because they are so very sweet.  This year, I decided to try and replicate it at home.  Boy was it a success!  I took it to my family's Thanksgiving dinner to have them try it, and I was left with a quarter of what I came with!  It was a hit!

candied roasted nuts
 {candied roasted nuts}

candied roasted nuts
 {candied roasted nuts close up}

Candied Roasted Nuts

Makes 6 cups

6 cup pecan halves
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 egg whites
4 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or foil.
  3. Place pecans in a bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar until well combined.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together egg whites, vanilla and salt until well combined.
  6. Pour egg white mixture over nuts and stir until completely coated.
  7. Add about 2/3 cinnamon sugar mixture to nuts and stir until completely coated. 
  8. Place nuts on baking sheet and sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until nuts are browned and crispy.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Enjoy!
These are perfect for a party because they can be made ahead of time (just try not to eat them all before the party!).

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