Combine 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and egg white in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk until foamy. Stir in nuts. Combine sugar and the remaining ingredients in a small bowl, and sprinkle sugar mixture over nuts, tossing to coat. Place nut mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Turn off oven. Toss nuts, and break large pieces apart. Return pan to oven, and leave pan in oven for 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
Delicious glazed nuts! I cut the salt in half, though, because I prefer a sweeter-tasting nut and a full teaspoon of salt is too much.
These nuts can also be made using Splenda in place of sugar. They are slightly less crunchy but still very flavorful and delicious, and perfect for my non-sugar-eating family members.
Like other reviewers, I have tried subbing walnuts for macadamia nuts and whole almonds for sliced. I recommend sliced because they have a crisper texture when glazed, but the walnut substitution seems fine. Just half almonds and half pecans works well, too. Macadamias are so expensive.
Very good! Sweet, spicy and easy. Used all whole nuts that I had on hand (almonds, pecans and walnuts). Had them at my Christmas Eve party and had several requests for the recipe. Great snack for me at work - not much added sugar and no added fat. Thanks!
These nuts are DELICIOUS! I made them for my holiday goody plates this year and they were the perfect addition. Just enough sweetness, spice and heat (I did the red pepper option) and very easy to make. Yum!