Sugar and Spice Candied Nuts

I love giving homemade gifts and mason jars are my favorite way to package them. Raw nuts make a lovely, healthy gift on their own but if you want to spice things up try these candied nuts. These sugar & spice nuts make a wonderful hostess gift and they are an excellent addition to any cheese platter. 

Sugar and Spice Candied Nuts

2/3 cups dark brown sugar

1 1/3 cups organic sugar
2 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 pound walnuts
1 pound almonds
2 egg whites, room temperature
2 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix sugars, salt, paprika and cinnamon, making sure there are no lumps, set aside. In a large bowl beat egg whites and water until frothy. Add the nuts to egg mixture and stir until they are evenly coated. Sprinkle the egg coated nuts with sugar mixture, stirring as you sprinkle to make sure they are evenly coated. Spread nuts in a single layer on parchment paper covered cookie sheets. You will need two cookie sheets for this amount. Bake 30-35 minutes, stirring several times. Remove from the oven and separate the nuts as they cool. When they are completely cool, break up any nuts that stick together and put in a mason jar.


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