I love the candied nuts people put out at the holidays but am always aghast at how much they cost. After picking them up and quickly putting them back down again after looking at the price at least four times recently, I decided to make my own.
This seems like something you could play around with quite a bit and always have it turn out yummy. For instance, you could probably replace the sugar with maple syrup or play with the spices to create something with a more middle eastern flavor - cardamom, cumin, etc. Candied walnuts would also be good.
- 2 1/2 cups raw pecans
- 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.