For a fun gift make Sugar Nut Treats, so delicious for snacks or on ice cream.
6 cups of nuts (walnut halves, pecan halves, almonds, cashews).
3 egg whites
2 tablespoons water
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger (optional)
2 tablespoons grated orange peel (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
sprinkle of cayenne pepper (optional)
Beat egg whites and water until frothy, then add nuts and stir. Combine remaining ingredients, add to mixture and stir. Spray cookie sheet with oil and bake at 250 degrees for 15 to 25 minutes. Stir occasionally and do not overcook. Store in airtight containers.