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Sweet and Spicy SASSY Nuts

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“I love the combination of sweet, spicy and crunchy that good spiced nuts have, but the ones you buy at the store are crazy expensive! Here's my take on sweet and spicy nuts, or as I like to call them, Sassy Nuts. Berbere seasoning is an Ethiopian spice mix available at African markets or on the Internet. I highly recommend it if you are a fan of full flavored hot spice blends. I put these nuts into festive gift bags for my children's teachers at Christmas time. Enjoy!”
6 cups spiced nuts

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
  2. Pour the 6 cups of nuts into a gallon size zipper top plastic bag. In a small bowl, beat the large egg white with the teaspoon of water until the white is frothy. Pour the frothy egg white into the plastic bag with the nuts, seal and shake until all the nuts are coated with the egg white mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the salt, brown sugar, cinnamon, and Berbere spice mix (or your substitute), until well blended.
  4. Pour the brown sugar spice mix into the plastic bag, seal, and shake until all the nuts are covered.
  5. Line a jellyroll pan with parchment paper. Pour the spiced nuts onto the pan, spread out in an even layer. Bake in a 350 deg F oven for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until the spice glaze is set and the nuts are toasted.
  6. Allow to cool completely before serving. The spice glaze will set hard as it cools.

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