- Spread almonds or mixed nuts in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand to cool (about 30 minutes).
- In a large mixing bowl beat egg white and water with a wire whisk or rotary beater until frothy. Stir in granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in cooled nuts. Spread nuts in a single layer in a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
- Bake in a 325 degree F oven about 20 minutes or until nuts appear dry, stirring once halfway through baking. Spread on waxed paper, separating into individual pieces or small clusters to cool. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes 5-1/2 cups nuts.
From the Test Kitchen
To Present This Gift...
Fill the dish with almonds. Cut a piece of cellophane approximately 10 inches longer than the dish. Wrap the container, taping to secure. Tie ribbon around both ends of cellophane to resemble hard candy.
Also try this...
Use a Chinese-food take-out box or a cylinder-shape container in place of the cut-glass dish.
To present this gift you will need:
Cut-glass dish, colored cellophane, scissors, tape, and ribbon.