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Orange-Ancho Spiced Nuts

Get ready for a flavor adventure. These nuts offer a tasty combination of orange, ancho chili pepper and chocolate. The pepper gives a smoky taste. Increase it to add more warmth.—Leigh Doutt, Pueblo West, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) deluxe mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ancho chili pepper
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate baking chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 275°. In a large bowl, beat egg white and water until frothy. Add nuts; stir gently to coat. Combine the sugar, pie spice, orange zest and chili pepper; add to nut mixture and gently stir to coat.
  • Spread into an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring once. Sprinkle with chips. Cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 212 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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