TOASTY CANDIED NUTS
- 1½ cups raw shelled mixed nuts, or any variety
- 3 tablespoons aquafaba
- 4 tablespoons brown or coconut sugar
- 4 tablespoons cane or white granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat oven to 300°F
Line a large baking tray with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
Put the aquafaba into a mixing bowl and add the nuts. Stir to coat.
Sprinkle in all of the other ingredients then stir again really well to coat the nuts in the mixture.
Pour everything out (including any liquidy bits) onto your prepared baking tray and spread out into a single layer.
Bake for 20 minutes then take them out, stir them a bit, and put them back for about another 20 minutes, until fragrantly toasty smelling and the sugar coating is bubbling and caramelized. (The sugary coating will continue to harden and dry once the nuts are out of the oven).
Remove from the oven and push the nuts apart a bit with a fork so they don’t dry hard in a big clump then leave to cool and harden on the tray.
Once cool gently break any clumps up with your hands and store them in tightly closed jars or other airtight containers.
These make great gifts or a perfect snack for you and yours.
Recipe by Virtual Vegan