Candied Cashews

“These candied cashews are perfect for those cold and chilly days.”

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Once upon a time I went to New York City. Whilst there I had to have a bag of candied nuts from one of the venders on the street. That was the day my life forever changed. Now I normally don’t like cashews all too much, but there’s just something about them being roasted with sugar and cinnamon that makes them that much more delightful. I’m not sure if the street carts are there year round or only when it starts getting cooler. I decided to make these a little earlier than some would probably hope because I don’t think they’re just a Christmas time treat. These candied nuts are perfect for autumn too.

Crunchy Candied Cashews via sweetasacookie.com

Last week I decided to get sick. Sickness always seems to come at the worst times. I really don’t think there’s ever a good time to get sick though. Tuesday I went and got a library card. Can you believe almost no one goes to the library anymore. To be honest I would rather own the books myself. I decided to get a library card because I read too fast. If I were to buy and read a book every time I would be broke. Last week I read two books and started a third. One of the books I read was Glazed Murder. If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know I have a thing for murder mysteries that involve food 😉 Last time I shared this recipe from the book Sprinkle with Murder. Since I’m caught up on that series I decided to find another one.

Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck

I really enjoyed the book. I actually finished it in just one day. My boyfriend never understands how I can get so into a book that I can’t put it down. He’s the one who is really missing out. I really liked this overall storyline in this book. I may just get caught up in the romances of the stories but I can never figure out who the murderer is. This book makes you think almost every character could be the murderer. Hence why I couldn’t figure it out.

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Our town has five libraries. This week I plan on going to the one with a view of the lake. It sounds like it would be way too enjoyable there. I just may never leave. My next visit I’ll be picking up Christmas-y books. I have to prepare myself for the holiday season early and get some recipe ideas ahead of time. What’s your favorite holiday recipe? I’m a sucker for gingersnaps.

Crunchy Candied Cashews via sweetasacookie.com

 I hope you all take the time to make these candied nuts. It really takes almost no time at all. Five minutes of prep and thirty minutes in the oven and you’re set. Sit down with a good book and enjoy these protein packed sweets 😉

Candied Cashews
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large egg white
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  5. 2 cups whole cashews
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 300* F.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet by coating it with non-stick spray; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl beat your egg white until stiff.
  4. In another small bowl combine sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  5. Add your cashews to the stiff egg whites and toss to coat.
  6. Once coated add in your sugar mixture and mix until evenly coated.
  7. Spread out the cashews evenly onto the prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes and then pull out to toss the nuts.
  9. Bake for another 15 minutes and then they're done!
  10. Once done remove nuts from pan and allow them to cool on a brown paper bag*.
  11. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. *Just cut a small paper lunch bag and spread the nuts out evenly. The nuts won't stick to the paper.
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    Katie @ Made to be a Momma
    October 20, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    So yummy!

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