With December just around the corner and the celebration of the holiday season my mind is racing with recipes to make and share this year. Like every morning I was reading a bunch of recipes when I came across this one from Simply Recipes! I was thinking these spiced nuts would make a great holiday gift. Packaged in festive containers with the recipe attached will be a very good thing!!
Enjoy and Happy cooking~
- 4 cups mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, etc.)
- 3 teaspoons salt
- Grated zest of 2 limes
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
- 2 egg whites
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 “Muddle” the grated lime zest with the salt in a large bowl by mashing it around with the back of a wooden spoon. The salt and zest should intermingle into a paste. Add the brown sugar and chipotle powder and mix well.
3 Whisk in the egg whites. Add the nuts and mix to combine, until all of the nuts are well coated.
4 Place the nuts in a layer on a cookie sheet that has been lined with either parchment paper or Silpat. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove from oven, sprinkle lime juice over all the nuts and return to the oven for 2 minutes. Allow to cool before eating.