If you’re looking for a quick and easy snack to set out for your guests this holiday season, or even if you’ve been searching for a simple hostess gift to pass out to friends and neighbors, this recipe for candied cashews should do the trick.
Let me warn you though, if you make these while your family is in the house, you might not have any left to set out for guests or to give as gifts.
Trust me, I know. My husband ran off with the first batch I made. 😉
Yep. These candied cashews are that good!
2 cups whole cashews
1 large egg white
1 tsp water
⅓ cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 300F.
In a small bowl add the sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir together and set aside.
Place cashews in a medium sized bowl.
In a mixing bowl, beat the egg white until frothy. Add water and whisk together for another minute.
Pour the egg white mixture over the cashews and stir until the cashews are coated.
Add the sugar mixture and stir again until the cashews are fully coated.
Spread the coated cashews in a single layer on a lined cookie sheet and roast, stirring occasionally, for about 25 – 28 minutes.
Cool the pan on a wire rack completely before serving.
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