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Orange Espresso Spiced Nuts



Orange Espresso Spiced Nuts
Espresso powder, orange and cinnamon give this tasty snack a grown-up flavor.

Preparation 10 min.

Baking 25 min.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon expresso powder (you may substitute 4 teaspoons instant coffee granules)

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 2 egg whites

  • 2 cups pecan halves

  • 2 cups lightly salted dry roasted whole cashews

  • 1 cup walnut halves

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel

  • 1/4 cup butter
Instructions:

Heat oven to 325°F. Combine sugar, espresso powder, cinnamon and salt in small bowl.

Place egg whites in medium bowl. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until soft peaks form. Continue beating, gradually adding sugar mixture, until stiff peaks form. Gently stir in nuts and orange peel by hand.

Line 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Melt butter in oven in foil-lined pan (4 to 6 minutes). Spread nut mixture over butter. Bake, stirring every 10 minutes, for 25 to 30 minutes or until nuts are browned and no butter remains. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.

TIP: Teachers, mail carriers and neighbors will appreciate these sweet-spicy nuts at holiday time. Just place the cooled nuts in a festive mug, cover with plastic food wrap and tie with holiday ribbon.

Yield: 5 cups

Nutrition Facts (1/4 cup)

Calories: 250

Fat: 19 g

Cholesterol: 5 mg

Sodium: 130 mg

Carbohydrates: 17 g

Dietary Fiber: 2 g

Protein: 4 g



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