Im Maria Isabel from the Kaleidoscope Girls blog and today I want to show you how to make an easy treat that you can enjoy any time, or give as quick gifts, like for this upcoming Valentine's Day.
Chocolate is great, but on a day where you find it everywhere and anywhere, your taste buds can get a little bored. Be original and make your own treats at home, its fast and its much cheaper than buying those BIGFancyBrand chocolates!
Sugar Coated Nuts
1 egg white
1/2 cup pf sugar ( I prefer brown sugar)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 lb (2cups) of nuts ( I used almonds)
2/3 cups of butter
1) Preheat oven to 300F. In a bowl beat the egg white until stiff ( meringue). Add sugar and salt. Fold in the nuts without stirring too much.
2) Melt butter in a shallow baking dish or pie plate. Add nut mixture to the melted butter and stir to mix them well.
3) Bake for 30 minutes, stir it a few times between. I like to leave it 5 minutes, then stir, untill the 30 minutes are up. Once they are done, remove the nuts from the oven and spread them on some paper towels or parchment paper to dry. When they are dry you can store them in a container or make some lovely paper cones to give out as gifts!
CakeJournal has this great post on how to make these cute paper cones:
Here's the link: How to make a paper cone
I hope you enjoy this post!