Orange Espresso Spiced Nuts

Espresso powder, orange and cinnamon give this tasty snack a grown-up flavor.

Orange Espresso Spiced Nuts

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    cups


Ingredients

  • 1

    cup sugar (or Splenda)

  • 1

    tablespoon espresso powder*

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2

    egg whites

  • 2

    cups pecan halves

  • 2

    cups lightly salted dry roasted whole cashews

  • 1

    cup walnut halves

  • 1

    tablespoon freshly grated orange peel

  • ¼

    cup of butter

  • *Substitute 4 teaspoons instant coffee granules

Directions

Heat oven to 325F. Combine sugar, espresso powder, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Place egg whites in medium bowl. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until soft peaks form. Continue beating, gradually adding sugar mixture, until stiff peaks form. Gently stir in nuts and orange peel by hand. Line 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Melt butter in oven in foil-lined pan (4 to 6 minutes). Spread nut mixture over butter. Bake, stirring every 10 minutes, for 25 to 30 minutes or until nuts are browned and no butter remains. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.


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