Thursday, October 27, 2011

Maple Glazed Walnuts and Almonds

There is a joy of homemade gifts. The thoughts of that person while you are creating something just for them. The joy of seeing them receive it with excitement. This will be one going on my list of gifting foods this coming Christmas season. Enjoy the snack of all snacks! Sweet or salty craving and this will cure it! And anyone you bless with this as a gift will think fondly of you as they enjoy your gift.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees
3 cups total of Almonds and Walnuts (although the walnuts were favored by us)
1 egg (white only)
1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Shake of salt

Whip the egg whites for a minute then stream in the vanilla while whipping. When you see them thickening slowly stream in the maple syrup. Add in the cinnamon and salt. Stir in the the nuts and coat very well.

Bake at 300 for 20 minutes. Remove and let cool. Break apart the clumps. Can be served as is. I re-placed the cooled nuts into an oven heated to 285 degrees for 30 minutes because the coating wasn't as dry as I wanted it. So that is an option if you feel that way too. Play with all different kinds of options with these. If you don't like maplA spicy savory option would be good too!

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