I'm busy making some last minute food gifts, and as with almost everything...if you make it cute, people will love it! I bought a package of 50 cellophane bags at Michael's and we're filling them up with goodies...
First up was Peppermint Bark, and then Spiced Pecans...
1 egg white + 1 Tablespoon water } whisk together with fork and add:
3 Cups pecans
(mix pecans into egg white/water mixture so that nuts are thoroughly wet)
mix together in separate bowl:
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
(you can also add: 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg & 1/4 teaspoon powdered cloves)
stir sugar/spice mixture into wet pecans
spread nuts on cookie sheet and bake 30 minutes @ 300degrees, stirring every 10 minutes
let cool before packaging
ps. I had a party on Saturday night & had taken a tray of these nuts out of the oven and set them to cool on top of the stove and forgot them. All night long, people walked through the kitchen and grabbed a few and by the end of the evening the tray was empty! So much for presentation! I'm glad my friends feel at home in my kitchen!