Thursday, December 20, 2012

Giveaway Winner & Sugar 'n Spice Candied Nuts

Congratulations to Kylie Carlson for being the winner for 1 Qrt. of Tropical Tradition's Virgin Coconut oil.

Warning: If you share these with friends & family, you will be asked to bring a batch every time you have a dinner or party. 
Sugar & Spice Candied Nuts
These nuts are so addicting and everyone loves them which is why I was asked to make a double batch for Christmas!

Sugar & Spice Candied Nuts
Adapted: Smitten Kitchen 

1 lb nuts {I used pecans & walnuts}
1/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
big pinch of ground cloves*
1 egg white
1 tbsp water

-Use whatever type or blend of nuts that you prefer.
*For the spice, you can use 1/4 tsp hot paprika or a big pinch of cayenne pepper. I just thought that the cloves would give a nice bite and have the same flavor theme as the other holiday foods.

1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the sugars, cinnamon, salt, and cloves until no lumps are visible; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the egg white and water until frothy, but not stiff before stirring in the nuts to evenly coat.
3. Slowly pour the sugar mix into the large bowl with nuts and stir until evenly coated. Pour onto prepared pans in an even layer.
4. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the nuts every 10 minutes. Cool completely before breaking up any large sections of nuts. Store in an air-tight container.


  1. Oh I love spiced nuts for the holidays! These look so tasty =)

    1. They are also really good to put on top of sweet potato casserole which I did for Thanksgiving.