Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sweet Spiced Nuts

It's not too late to make homemade goodies to give out to family, friends, and neighbors for Christmas!  I mean, really, there are still 5 whole days - plennnnty of time!  :)

I made these yummy spiced nuts for Thanksgiving - tore the recipe out of a magazine a couple years ago (Food Network magazine).  They would make a great treat at a party or to bag up and hand out.

For Thanksgiving, I borrowed the idea from the magazine to put the nuts in a waffle cone at each place setting to look like a cornucopia.  All that's missing is a cute ribbon (but I just had guys at my house, so no ribbon necessary - LOL)!

Sweet Spiced Nuts

1 large egg white
1 tablespoon water
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper
3 cups assorted nuts
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.  Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Whisk egg white and water in large bowl until frothy.  In small bowl, combine sugar, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and cayenne pepper.  Toss nuts in egg white mixture.  Stir in spice mix and dashes of Worcestershire.

3. Spoon nuts onto baking sheet in small clusters.  Bake 30-35 minutes, until golden.  Cool completely and then break into pieces.

I'll have a couple more last-minute homemade food gift ideas to share this week.  And if you're need of a warm drink to go with your homemade goodies, stop by Frugal Plus where I posted a recipe for Snow-Topped Tea Nog!

This post linked to:
~ Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Have a delicious day friends!


  1. Those look delicious. I think it's a great treat to give to a male friend. Like the mailman, or somebody else. LOL!

    Big you're making me want to actually go through all my torn out recipes to possibly find a treasure of a recipe like this one size hugs to you!

    LOVE YA!

  2. I am totally making this this week! I was looking for a simple nut recipe and bought some almonds last week and this is perfect!


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