Thursday, December 21, 2017

Spiced Christmas Nuts

The last item in my Christmas treat boxes was Spiced Christmas Nuts.  I made these as a contrast to the sweet items.  I used a Julie Goodwin recipe which seemed to have the right amount of kick, but not too much.

These nuts are very easy to make, which persuaded me to go ahead even when I thought I couldn't be bothered making anything else.  They are very moorish, so if you are giving them away, you will have to try hard not to snack on them.

For these nuts, you will need:

1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
 1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground chilli
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 egg whites
50og unsalted mixed nuts

Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius.  Line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicone mat. 

Put the sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, chilli and cinnamon in a bowl.  In another bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy. 

Add the nuts to the egg whites and toss to coat.  In small handfuls, coat the nuts in the spices.

Place the nuts on the lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray.

Here are the boxes that I used for my Christmas treats this year:

I also added Soft Salted-Butter Caramels from Tuesdays with Dorie to the boxes.  Some people also received peach jam:

I wish you and your families and friends a wonderful festive season.


2paw said...

Such a cute box! Oh, those nuts do look very moreish and I could definitely be tempted! Merry Christmas and happy baking in 2018,

Johanna GGG said...

I always admire your Christmas goodie boxes - nuts and salted caramel sounds like a great combination to use. And I love the sound of these nuts, though perhaps a little too much kick for me.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Julie has such great ideas. Everyone loves a healthy snack like spiced nuts too-they're such a crowd pleaser! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!! :D

Cakelaw said...

Wishing you a fabulous Christmas and all the best for 2018 Lorraine.