Ginger-Spiced Almonds

Coat almonds in sugar and spices, including ginger, for savory munchables the holidays and beyond. Actually, 5 cups of any combination of nuts will work!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 32

5
cups blanched whole almonds
1
cup sugar
1
tablespoon grated gingerroot
1 1/2
teaspoons garlic salt
1/2
teaspoon dry mustard
1/2
teaspoon onion powder
2
egg whites
1/3
cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In 15x10x1-inch pan, spread almonds. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining ingredients except egg whites and butter; set aside. In large bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Continue beating, gradually adding sugar mixture. Fold in almonds.
  • 3 Place butter in same pan. Place in oven 3 to 5 minutes or until butter is melted. Spread almond mixture over butter. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until almonds are brown and no butter remains. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

Any mix of nuts equaling 5 cups can be substituted for the almonds.

These almonds can be made up to a week before the party. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 Cup
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.