These are the result, and the main thing I have to say about them is that I had no idea it was so easy to replicate the super crunchy crispy nuts that you can find at street fairs during the holiday season.
The egg whites create a very nice and extremely crispy shell, the sugar does what sugar should do, and the spices make these taste like fall. And Dulcie and I agree that fall is the #1 best season. Don’t you?
Thank you to 101cookbooks for the technique inspiration!
Add the two eggs whites to a large bowl and whisk until broken up and just starting to become foamy.
- 2 eggs whites
- 4 cups whole raw nuts (I used almonds, walnuts, and pecans)
- 1 cup white sugar (vanilla sugar if you have it!)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Add the 4 cups of nuts and stir well to completely coat the nuts in the egg white. Add sugar and spices, stir well to coat. Spread the nuts into a single thin layer on 2 baking sheets covered in parchment.
Bake at 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until nuts are no longer sticky and flexible. Let cool completely, then break apart and enjoy.