Certifiably Nuts

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Certifiably Nuts

These will drive you certifiably nuts, 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 for more, while trying to remain calm and collected. On the verge of insanity, you sir, or madam, have become Certified.

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 too can enjoy them.

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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!

  • Author: TJ

Ingredients

Scale

ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 stiffegg whites mixing nuts
  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 sheets
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  8. Bake for 15 minutes, remove and turn them over
  9. Return to oven and bake for 8 more minutes, remove and turn them again
  10. Bake for 5 more minutes, remove from oven and let cool
  11. Break apart any that are stuck together and store in an airtight container until ready to serve

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