Spiced Walnuts

Or you can call them candied walnuts, whatever.  This is my mom’s recipe, and I love it.   It’s really simple to make, it makes a LOT, and it’s really good.   I use walnuts, but you can use pecans if you’d prefer.   Basically any nut, really.    Because face it – sometimes you feel like a nut.   A note covered in delicious cinnamon and sugar…

Ingredients

·        ¾ cup sugar

·        1 t salt

·        1 t cinnamon

·        1 lb walnut halves

·        1 egg white

·        1 t water

Directions

Mix the sugar, salt and cinnamon in a bowl

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Mix the egg white and water in a second bowl, and whisk it until it’s kind of frothy.   Put the walnuts into this bowl and mix until they’re coated and look kind of shiny.

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Pour the dry mix on top of the coated walnuts and mix some more until they’re totally covered.

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Spread the walnuts onto a cookie sheet.   Basically, one pound of walnuts covers one whole sheet.  Put it in the oven at 225°.   It’s so low because you’re not really cooking these so much as drying them out.   You’re going to have them in there for an hour, and every 15 minutes turn them with a spatula.

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After an hour, just take them out and let them cool on the cookie sheet.    If you eat one right out of the oven it will be a little mushy – wait until they’re completely cool.   They’ll be crisp and delicious.

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