Spiced Candied Nuts

Have I talked about how it’s crunch time? [And I don’t mean the leaves…]

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How my eyeballs are glued somewhere between my computer screen and my textbooks? How I have consumed a near-unhealthy amount of hot tea, and my nose probably won’t be able to smell anything by December due to the insane amount of candles I have been burning?

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Okay. Well. Yes, all of this is happening. Only TWO AND A HALF more weeks of school until I am DONE with my first semester of grad school. Hello, accomplishment.

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These nuts are the perfect snack while studying. They are crispy and crunchy and sweet and delicious. I see lots of spiced nuts in the future. Ones with cayenne, ones with dried basil and oregano. Could we make this TOTALLY epic and make like…. pumpkin or peppermint nuts?? So. Many. Options.

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Spiced Candied Nuts
Adapted slightly from McCormick

3 cups mixed nuts (I used almonds and pecans)
1 egg white
1/4 c brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
Pinch of salt

1. Whisk egg white until frothy, then add brown sugar and spices. Stir to combine.
2. In a separate bowl, add nuts. Pour sugar mixture over nuts and stir to combine.
3. Spread nuts onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour at 250°F. Stir once.
4. After baking, break the nuts apart and serve to parties or snack while studying!

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