Friday, September 12, 2008

Sugar Nut Treats

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.


Karen said...

Sounds yummy! I have a bunch of leftover pecans. Now I know what to do with them--and, I can take them on the plane and not have to buy a snack during our flight!

windycindy said...

This sound very good! The optional cayenne is interesting. Thanks, Cindi