For years I have had seasoned almonds (primarily of the cocoa roasted kind) in my desk at work. This has always been a great snack in the middle of the afternoon and healthy too. As we all often do however, we look at those mounting grocery bills and ponder how we can trim that spending. So in an effort to shave a tish off the grocery bill and maintain my afternoon treat, I did a little research for that ever easy way to make these at home. And here it is.
2 1/2 cups Almonds (or another favourite nut or make it a mix)
1 Large Egg (white only, discard the yoke)
1/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp Salt
3 tsp Favorite Seasoning Blend (I use Tuscan Sun and The Woods for nuts with a kick, Crumble Spice for something sweet)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a bowl, whisk the egg white until it becomes foamy. Then slowly add sugar, salt and seasoning until well combined. Pour over the almonds and stir to evenly coat the nuts. Spread out on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and stir the nuts. Return to the oven at 250 degrees for an additional 15-30 minutes until the almonds begin to slightly brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack, the coating will harden as they cool. Break up any nuts that are stuck together and enjoy!
I sure hope you love this new recipe as much as I do. Happy snacking!