Maple Cinnamon Candied Nuts

These candied nuts are as delicious as they are easy. You don't need to be a baker or a professional chef to whip them up. With minimal work, you’ll have a personal and yummy gift for anyone on your list.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups assorted raw nuts, like almonds and walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg white

Directions

  • Whisk egg white, water and maple syrup until frothy, 1-2 minutes.
  • Mix sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in another bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix egg white mixture with nuts. Stir until completely combined. Add sugar mixture to nuts and egg white mixture. Stir until completely combined.
  • Spread nuts evenly over parchment paper on a jelly roll pan. Bake at 325°F for 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, stir the nuts on the pan. Let cool before serving.
  • Tip: Even if the nuts don't look done after 20 minutes, take them out – the sugar mixture hardens and you don't want to burn them.
  • Gifting tip: Package these nuts up in cute mason jars with a swatch of Christmas fabric on top. Or DIY decorate your own holiday mug: Fill it with nuts and wrap the whole thing in cellophane with a festive ribbon.