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Crunchy Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

 Crunchy Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts
It just isn't Christmas at Lori Brouwer's house until these crunchy munchers are in the oven. "The wonderful aroma of ginger, cinnamon and nuts fills the kitchen with festivity when I bake this snack," she confirms from Cumberland, British Columbia.
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups walnut halves
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup whole unblanched almonds
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites and water until frothy. Add nuts;
  • stir gently to coat. Combine the remaining ingredients. Add to nut
  • mixture and stir gently to coat.
  • Spread into two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned,
  • stirring every 10 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 8 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 187 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 13 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.