You can "candy" walnuts or almonds, too actually. These are always hard to pass up when you smell them roasting at a fair or festival that sells them. These are great for topping a salad or just serving in a bowl on an appetizer table. If you buy the nuts at Aldi or GFS or a bulk grocery store they might be a little cheaper. Of course, you can adjust the sweetness if you wish and you can also experiment with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper or any spice mix for a different flavor.
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt
- 4-5 cups pecans
- Preheat the oven to 300. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the egg white until foamy.
- Add the vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and mix well.
- Add the pecans and mix well, making sure the pecans are well coated.
- Using a fork, transfer the pecans to the baking sheet. Make sure the pecans are separated and not too clumped.
- Bake the pecans for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Allow the pecans to cool completely.