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Coffee Sugar and Spice Nuts

One of the great things about having a toddler in the house is that snack time is totally a thing.

Like, a legit thing.

No longer are my random, mid-day cheese and fruit plates random – they serve a purpose. And now that my son is 2, he loves helping me out in the kitchen, so snack time is even more fun because he helps make the food he’s eating!

Coffee Sugar and Spice Nuts

I saw this nut recipe on TV last week and thought it looked like a great snack, and much less involved than my go-to spiced nut recipe. It was also a great way to use up a bunch of assorted partial bags of nuts that I had hanging out in the freezer.

This was really easy to put together, and my son loved helping out! I used a mix of pecans, peanuts and walnuts. This particular recipe makes very sticky snacks, so chew with caution! I kind of love having a jar of these on the counter for whenever a snack attack strikes.

Coffee Sugar and Spice Nuts

Coffee Sugar and Spice Nuts
Best Recipes Ever – Kary Osmond

1 egg white
1 tbsp (15 mL) water
3 cups (750 mL) unsalted mixed nuts
1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
3/4 tsp (4 mL) cinnamon
3/4 tsp (4 mL) instant espresso powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1 pinch ground nutmeg

In bowl and using fork, beat egg white with water until foamy; add nuts, stirring to coat.

Combine sugar, cinnamon, espresso powder, salt and nutmeg; sprinkle over egg white mixture and stir to coat.

Spread on parchment paper-lined or lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake in 275 degrees F (140 degrees C) oven until nuts are toasted, about 1 hour. Using wooden spoon, break up clumps. Let cool completely on pan on rack.

Servings: 30 2 tbsp (25 mL)

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

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  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    I want snack time to be a real life thing! Instead of just what I do on the sly so that I can have a random meal at a random time without judgment. Love the coffee infusion!