Candied Nuts are something I need all the time but making them was the bane of my existence until I found the perfect recipe.
Past failures included...cooking them on the stove - I always burned some of them. Baking them...I never knew how long and they were not consistently good.
Then one day, there it was like an object from an Indiana Jones movie. The perfect recipe, and I am passing it along to you.
Candied nuts are fabulous in salads, or just to eat one after the other! I also substitute candied nuts in muffin or nut bread recipes. The candied aspect adds just a little extra something, and I am always looking for a little extra something.
Sooooo easy to make.
Use Walnuts or pecans -
Whip one egg white and 2 teaspoons of water in a bowl until frothy
Pour the nuts in and stir until all the nuts are covered....work fast! Grab a large plastic bag and pour a mixture of one a 1/2 cups of sugar with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (you can add a tiny bit of cayenne pepper if you want, but a little goes a long way) in with all your nuts and shake it until everything is covered. Once the bag was broken so my whole floor was covered....
Now put them in a parchment covered cookie sheet - you will thank me later for zero clean up using the parchment paper, plus it makes it easy to break up the nuts. Bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour....turn them every 15 minutes.
They store well in the refrigerator.....but I don't keep them long because they are so good!!
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