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These will drive you crazy with desire, grasping for another and another until there are no more. They will push you to a fever pitch, sparring and fumbling over the bowl with your drinking companion. You will begin to tweak and be reduced to begging, while trying to remain calm and collected. On the verge of insanity, you sir, or madam, have become Certifiably Nuts.

These are comped on private planes and a perk for big spenders. They are sent by courier to black card and executive platinum club members, but we can enjoy them at home.

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Certifiably Nuts for the Holidays

My recipe is heavy on the cashews, but sans peanuts. They’re a perfect combination of sweet, salty and spicy that make you want…just…one…more. These make a great holiday treat, because everyone loves nuts. Package them in glass jars and gift them, little jars for the naughty and big jars for the nice! Ho, Ho, Ho!

Let’s Go Nuts!

Prep your baking sheets and pre-mix the spices, then beat the egg whites until they are stiff. Mix your selection of nuts separately.

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Fold half the egg white into the nuts with half the spice mix, then fold in the rest of the egg whites and spice mix.

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Spread the coated nuts out on the baking sheets.

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove and turn the nuts then bake for 10 more minutes. Remove and turn one last time and bake for 5 more minutes, then remove from oven and let them cool.

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Certifiably Nuts


Mixed premium nuts with two sugars, cinnamon and cayenne!

  • Author: TJ
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 lb whole cashews
  • 12 oz almonds
  • 12 oz pecans
  • 6 oz pistachios – shelled
  • 12 oz macadamia
  • 2 extra large egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar – packed
  • 21/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 TBL salt


  1. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 325
  2. Mix the nuts and separately whisk all the sugar and spice together
  3. Separate the egg whites and beat in a mixer on high speed until they are stiff
  4. Fold in half the egg whites and sprinkle in half the sugar/spice mix
  5. Gently fold in the remaining egg white and sugar/spice mix until homogenous
  6. Spread the nuts evenly onto the 2 baking sheet
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, remove and turn them over
  8. Return to oven and bake for 8 more minutes, remove and turn them again
  9. Bake for 5 more minutes, remove from oven and let cool
  10. Break apart any that are stuck together and store in an airtight container until ready to serve