Sweet Treats – Spiced Nuts

Today’s Sweet Treat is usually one of those treats people make at the  Christmas holidays but it makes a great Valentine treat too.  Especially if you know someone who doesn’t care for chocolate (hard to imagine!)

Spiced nuts are quick and easy to make and you feel like you are almost eating something healthy!  At least it’s not pure sugar.

spiced nuts

My friend Sherra’s husband is the spiced nut maker at their house and this is his recipe – thanks PhilBillPaul!   His recipe calls for almonds but I used pecans instead.  Since PhilBillPaul and Sherra are from Georgia I’m sure they won’t mind at all!

I was headed to a cooking class last night – learning to cook with tofu if you can believe it!!  Don’t worry – I’m not going totally healthy on you!

I wanted to take a little gift for the hostess of the evening so I wrapped up some of the spiced nuts in a cellophane bag, added a cute gift tag with her initial on it and had a perfect hostess gift!

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Who on your Valentine list would enjoy some yummy spiced nuts?   How about you?!

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Sweet Treats – Spiced Nuts

Ingredients

  • 3 C whole almonds or pecans
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  • Lightly grease a 15x10x1 jellyroll pan
  • Lightly beat egg white; add water and beat until frothy but not stiff
  • Add nuts and stir until well coated
  • Mix sugar, salt and cinnamon together and sprinkle over nuts and toss to coat (just put everything into a Ziploc bag)
  • Spread nuts on pan and bake for 1 hour stirring occasionally
  • I turned them every 15 minutes

Comments

  1. 1
    Tamara says:

    Yum! Yum! I have a Valentine this year, so maybe I’ll just make some up. THANKS!

  2. 2
    Sherra says:

    We love, love, love pee-cans so he makes those too!! Some people add a little cayenne pepper to add a little zip.

  3. 3
    april ballou says:

    You take the best pictures! So vivid. I can almost smell the nuts.

  4. 4
    Cherie says:

    These looks so delicious and I really love your tags for the bags too!

  5. 5
    Heidi Marie says:

    Thanks so much for this spiced nut recipe! I’m new to your website, but I’m already in love with it. Tried this recipe with almonds and pecans today and both are delicious – I’m sure all the Mom’s who recieve them tomorrow will love them too!!!
    Thanks again :)

  6. 6
    Elizabeth S says:

    I was going to make these this weekend but I don’t need them until Thursday. Will they keep that long or should I make them on Wednesday?

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