Swedish Nuts

Enjoy these crunchy baked nuts for an easy make-ahead snack - ready in 40 minutes. Perfect for gift-giving!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
egg white, slightly beaten
2
cups pecan or walnut halves
1/3
cup sugar
2
teaspoons ground cardamom

  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix egg white and pecan halves until pecans are coated and sticky.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix sugar and cardamom; sprinkle over pecans. Stir until pecans are completely coated. Spread pecans in single layer in pan.
  • 3 Bake about 30 minutes or until toasted. Cool completely, or serve slightly warm. Store tightly covered up to 3 weeks.

Expert Tips

Ground cinnamon can be substituted for the cardamom; both spices are perfect for the holidays.

Unique food gifts are such a nice surprise. A bag of these nuts along with an excellent blue cheese, bottled vinaigrette dressing and fresh pears is the start of a spectacular salad. All that's needed is the greens.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 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; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.