Spiced Pecans

One of my favorite snacks anytime of year are nuts.  Add a sugary, spiced coating and I’m in heaven!  This recipe was given to me by another good friend, Patsy W.  She is a wonderful cook and baker and loves easy recipes.  When I told her I was looking for an easy nut mix recipe, she gave this one to me, promising it would not let me down.  And she was right!  The amazing thing is there is no oil or butter in this recipe!  And, if you don’t like pecans, it works great with other nuts too.

Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups raw pecans (or nut of your choice)
3/4 – 1 cup sugar (I use a full cup as I like my nuts on the sweeter side 🙂
3 T water
1 egg white
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Directions:
*Combine all ingredients except pecans in a large bowl; mix well.  Add the pecans and stir well to coat. Spread on greased baking sheet.

*Bake at 250 degrees F for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  Cool on waxed paper.  Store in airtight container.

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