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Sugar ’n’ Spice Nuts (Makes 3 and 1/2 cups)

These sweet and spicy nuts make a great quick gift from your kitchen. Most variety of nuts can be used in this recipe. It’s a great way to use extra nuts that you may have on hand.

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 egg white
1 cup salted cashews
1 cup pecan halves
1 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries

1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and cayenne; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg white until foamy and frothy; add the cashews, pecans, peanuts and dried cranberries.

3. Sprinkle with sugar mixture and toss to coat.

4. Spread in a single layer on greased jelly roll pan.

5. Bake in preheated 300 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once.

6. Cool before storing in an airtight container.

Nutritional information per 1/4 cup:
213 calories, 7 grams protein, 16 grams fat, 13 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 75 milligrams sodium