Festive Party Nuts

Here is a simple finger food to enjoy for New Year’s Eve celebrations or other party days.  PARTY NUTS: All you need are the following: 1/2 C sugar; 1/2 tsp each of: cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon; 1/4 tsp salt; 8 oz. of unsalted mixed nuts of your choice (walnuts, almonds and pecan taste especially good); 1 large egg white.

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine sugar, spices and salt in a bowl and set aside.  In a separate bowl, toss the nuts with egg white until coated.  Then toss nuts well with the sugar/spice mixture.

2. Spread the nuts on a parchment lined baking sheet, separating them as much as possible.  Bake 15 minutes.  Using a metal spatula, scrape the nuts and break them apart; return to the oven for 5 more minutes.

3. Let cool at room temperature before serving.  You can add some dried cherries to the mix before serving if you wish.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  MAY 2103 BE PEACEFUL, PROSPEROUS AND JOYFUL TO ONE AND ALL.  Thanks to all my readers and followers for making my first blogging year a successful one. I hope to hear more from all of you in the coming months.

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