Recipe: Sweet and spicy nuts

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Last year, I made these as a holiday present for my friends. It’s super easy and highly addictive. I advise making these with extremely caution – you will eat all of them.

You’ll need: 1.5 Cups of raw cashews, 1.5 Cups of raw pecans
A room temperature egg white
Approximately 2 tablespoons of paprika, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, good salt and half a cup of sugar.

Whisk the egg white until it’s frothy, gently mix in the sugar and spices. Coat the nuts in the egg mixture. Put a piece of parchment paper down on a baking sheet. Spread the nuts out in a single layer. Roast for 25 – 35 minutes at 300 F or 150 C. Use a spoon to mix the nuts around once or twice while they’re cooking.

Allow to cool – toss in a bowl with dried fruit of your choice. I personally like dried cranberries and/or dried cherries.

Put some in a mason jar with a ribbon around the lid and it’s a great hostess present.

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