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Maple Cinnamon Candied Nuts

Created by: Elisabeth McKnight, Bella the Blog

These candied nuts are as delicious as they are easy. You don't need to be a baker or a chef to whip them up. With minimal work, you’ll have a personal and yummy gift for anyone on your list.

The best part is that unlike holiday cookies and breads, these don't need to be eaten within a week. Set these aside to enjoy once the holiday bustle has died down and you're in for a treat during the long winter months ahead.

20 minutes | Prep time: 10 minutes | Serves: 6
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups assorted raw nuts (I used half almonds and half walnuts)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbsp. water
Directions:
  1. Whisk egg white, water and maple syrup until frothy, 1-2 minutes.
  2. Mix sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in another bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix egg white mixture with nuts. Stir until completely combined. Add sugar mixture to nuts and egg white mixture. Stir until completely combined.
  4. Spread nuts evenly over parchment paper on a jelly roll pan. Bake at 325° F for 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, stir the nuts on the pan. Let cool before serving.

Tip: Even if the nuts don't look done after 20 minutes, take them out – the sugar mixture hardens and you don't want to burn it.

Gifting tip: Package these nuts up in cute mason jars with a swatch of Christmas fabric on top. Or DIY decorate your own holiday mug: fill it with nuts and wrap the whole thing in cellophane with a festive ribbon.

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