Five Spice Mixed Nuts
Do you have a New Year’s Eve gathering and need tasty nibbles to pass along with your bubbly? Five Spice Mixed Nuts are very snackable and rather addictive with a hint of spice and sugar. They’re the party favour that you just can’t stop grabbing at. You’ll find a pleasant mixture of Chinese five-spice, maple syrup and brown sugar. The nuts are coated just enough for a light sugary chew with a lingering spice that you can’t quite put your finger on. The added dried cherries lend a little extra sweetness and soft texture to balance the crunchy nuts.
Five Spice Mixed Nuts is a simple recipe to toss together and will keep in an airtight container for a couple of weeks. They’re perfect to make ahead for any social gathering. Enjoy your holidays and Happy New Year to you and your family. I wish you a wonderful year ahead!
Author: Compelled to Cook
- 1 cup whole raw almonds
- 1 cup whole raw cashews
- 1 cup raw pecan halves
- 1 cup shelled raw peanuts
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg white
- 1 tbsp water
- 3 tsp Chinese five spice powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 3/4 cup dried cherries optional
- Preheat oven to 225°F. Spray a large baking tray with non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl toss together nuts.
- In a medium bowl whisk together maple syrup, brown sugar, egg white, water, Chinese five spice and sea salt. Pour over nuts and stir to coat evenly.
- Spread nuts evenly on a large baking tray. Bake for 60 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. If using dried cherries stir them in halfway through baking time.
- Remove from oven and loosen from the baking tray. Allow nuts to cool completely before breaking apart. Will keep in an airtight container for up to two weeks.