Yes, you read that right: Maple. Cinnamon. Candied. Nuts. It’s the time of year for all things maple cinnamon, and we couldn’t wait to try this festive twist on an old favorite. We absolutely love candied nuts, especially around the holiday season. They make a great little gift for coworkers and neighbors alike; just fill up a tiny mason jar or decorative baggie, tie a ribbon on it and there you go! If you’re making these to give away, you’ll want to double the batch. A handful for the neighbors, and handful for you, a handful for the other neighbors, another handful for you… you get the idea. These things are addicting!
This recipe is absolutely golden – from the slight crisp on the outside coat of sugar, to the maple cinnamon flavors bursting with each crunchy bite, these are sure to be a new tradition around your home.
Maple Cinnamon Candied Nuts
1 hr to prepare serves 4-6
- 4 cups mixed nuts (any nuts will do, we recommend pecans, cashews, almonds, and walnuts)
- 1 egg white
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup raw sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 250. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper and cooking spray.
- Mix sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl with a fork.
- In a separate bowl, whisk egg white until frothy, and add in the maple syrup. Pour in the mixed nuts, tossing to evenly coat. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mix over the nuts, and continue tossing to coat.
- Spread nuts out in an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. When nuts are dry to the touch, remove from oven and let cool at room temp. Transfer nuts to airtight containers, and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Foodie With Family.