Sunday, November 18, 2007

Holiday Spiced Nuts

I know it is getting to the holiday season when the spiced nuts make an appearance. My mom has made them for years, including for gifts and church fairs. I've carried on the tradition and am including them in this week's Thanksgiving menu. These nuts are just so easy to pop back, especially when waiting for the bird to finish cooking, or while lazily watching the Detroit Lions play in the afternoon.

And the best parts? Hardly any ingredients, about 3 minutes of prep time, and so easy to make!

Mom's Spiced Nuts

  • 1 Egg White
  • 1-2 tsp. Water
  • 3/4 C. White Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 2-2 1/2 C. Plain Dry Roasted Peanuts

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg white and water until good and foamy.
  3. Fold in the sugar, pumpkin spice, and salt. Blend until consistent.
  4. Stir in peanuts to coat.
  5. On a cookie sheet, pour out the coated peanuts in a flat layer. Any remaining glaze should be poured on the nuts.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy the wonderful smells!
  7. Remove from oven and IMMEDIATELY pour into a bowl. Break apart the nuts. As they cool, occasionally stir to keep large hunks to a minimum. Allow to cool before eating.

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