Saturday, August 29, 2009

Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen Sugar & Spiced Nuts

If these make it out as a gift before everyone eats them... it will be a miracle!
The smell of these baking will have the whole family drooling!!!

Sugar & Spice Nuts are a great gift OR Holiday party snack!
Sugar N Spice Nuts
3 cups mixed unsalted nuts
1 egg white
1 Tablespoon orange juice (or water)
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon grated orange rind (optional)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 275 degrees F. In large bowl, place nuts & set aside. In a small bowl, beat egg whites & orange juice (or water) until frothy. Add sugar, orange rind, spices & salt & mix well.
Pour over nuts, stirring to coat.
On a greased cookie sheet (with sides) or shallow roasting pan, spread nuts as a single layer & try to separate the nuts as much as you can. Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, until light brown & crisp. 45 - 55 min. Cool & store in airtight container up to 1 month.
** Holiday Packaging tips: Place in ziploc bags & add in a Holiday Tin.
If you sew or find holiday bags.... put in ziploc first & put in homemade cloth bag.
Find fancy airtight jars at the dollar store or use mason jars with lids & decorate the tops.
*** add to a "Men's" Gift basket with Hot sauces.... other snack items, apron etc.

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