Fall is right around the corner, although with the sudden influx of pumpkin recipes and Halloween decorations everywhere you’d think it was already here. When does it feel like fall to you? What comes to mind? Is it Starbucks’ reminder that pumpkin spice lattes are back for the season? Is it the changing of leaves or the fact that school is back in session?
As for me, I think of the Ohio Renaissance Festival that my family has visited off and on over the years. I don’t partake in the oversized turkey legs or the mead, but what does draw me in every time is the sugared and spiced nuts: light, crispy, and sugary. Richly scented, I think they’re the perfect taste of the cooler months and the start of the holiday season. I like them best warm, but they make a great snack even after they’ve cooled and are always a hit during the holidays, too!
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅛ teaspoon allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2.5 cups whole almonds
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together the egg white and nuts until they are coated and sticky.
- Mix sugar and spices; sprinkle over nuts, stirring until coated well.
- Spread evenly onto a greased cookie sheet or baking pan.
- Bake 20-25 minutes and enjoy the scent of the holidays permeating your home!
* Adapted from Betty Crocker’s cookbook.
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