Sugar Crusted Nuts

Last year, I really wanted to make some candied nuts during the Christmas season. I tried a couple of other recipes before this one that weren’t so great. Once I made this one though, there was no need to try any others. This recipe is easy and turns out great every time.
Cashews: $5.00/lb is good, ★$4.00/lb is excellent, stock up if $3.00/lb or less
Walnuts: $3.50/lb is good, ★$3.00/lb is excellent, stock up if $2.50/lb or less

Sugar Crusted Pecans & Cashews

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 lb pecan halves or cashews (I think almonds and walnuts are good too)
  • 1 c sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat to 250. Grease a baking sheet or line the pan with a silicone baking mat.
Whisk together egg white and water until frothy. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
Add nuts to egg mixture and stir to coat. Then pour the egg-coated nuts into the sugar mixture and toss them until well coated. Spread nuts out on the baking sheet.
Bake for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.
Makes about 4 cups.

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