Monday, November 16, 2015

Abby the Lab Thinks I'm Going Nuts!

Monday's always crazy busy, so for night a very easy recipe to think about making for the holidays. 

Better than Beer Nuts. I make a big batch of these each holiday season to take with me to share with the team, everyone getting their own little baggie full.  It's a favorite of both the carnivores and herbivores and has a great blend of HOT and sweet.  The original recipe called for about 1/3 cup of butter.  To reduce the fat I left that out except for the little bit I greased the cooking pan with and they were still really good.

  • 2 organic egg whites
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt (this really does add a unique flavor but you can use plain salt)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 and 1/2 cups raw almonds (I toast them for a few minutes in the oven at 350 F for about 10 minutes, then cool, to make them extra crunchy)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. and grease a large baking sheet with sides and put it aside.  In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, salt and cayenne.  (A jelly roll pan works great).

In a large mixing bowl whisk the eggs, water, and a pinch of the salt until foamy (just shy of where it starts peaking).

Mix remaining salt, sugar and cayenne in a small bowl.

Add the cooled almonds and stir until moistened.  Add the sugar, salt, and spice mixture and stir until all the almonds are coated.
Ignore the food hound and try not and nibble any before they go onto the pan.

Arrange in single layer on pan and bake for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  Set the baking pan on a wire rack to cool.  Keep in an airtight container. 


  1. these sound yummy
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  2. Ooooo, those sound amazin'!!!!! I don't thinks even Ma could screw that up!....okays maybe she can....
    Ruby ♥

  3. Hari om
    Dang, why is this screen all slobbery?.... YAM xx

  4. Those look yummy! Momma started making the batches and batches and batches of Christmas candy she makes every year. But we don't get to taste test ANY, because it's all chocolate. HMPH!

  5. Oh those look good, at our dinners with 9 grandkids they would last like one minute. stella rose

  6. Those look really yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. my momma drooled while reading... I hope it was not the part with ignoring the food hound what let her smile like a pancake :o)

  8. Definitely going to make these. They look addicting!


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