Sweet Heat Mixed Nuts
These recipes can be done with any combination of nuts and can be increased in spiciness by adding more cayenne.
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Generous pinch of cayenne pepper (I used 1/8 teaspoon)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 1/2 cups mixed nuts
- 1 pc. egg white, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix using a fork sugars, salt, cayenne, and cinnamon, making sure there are no lumps; set aside. Beat egg white and water until frothy but not stiff.
Add walnuts, and stir to coat evenly. Sprinkle nuts with sugar mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Spread sugared nuts in a single layer on a cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper.
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven, and separate nuts as they cool.
When completely cool, pour the nuts into a bowl, breaking up any that stick together.