Spiced Nuts

These are a great party snack. They’re easy to make and wonderful. They have a slight crack-like character in that you really can’t stop eating them! The good thing is they are relatively healthy!

1 c whole almonds
1 c pecans
1 c walnuts

Toast on cookie sheets for 5 min. at 375. Lower oven temp to 325.

Let cool completely! If not, the next step is disasterous and you get scrambled-egg-nuts.

Beat one egg white until it is frothy (not into a meringue state, just foamy). Toss the nuts with the egg.

Mix together:
3/4 c. sugar
zest of 1 large orange
1 t. salt
1 t. cumin
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 t. cayenne

Add the egg-coated nuts and toss until coated with the sugar mixture.

Put back on cookie sheets, single layer so they toast evenly. Bake 20-25 minutes. Keep a close eye on these, they can burn easily.

Let cool completely then serve!