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Candied Nut Cranberry-Apple Snack Mix

Sugary candied nuts and plenty of dried cranberries and apples come together in this addicting snack mix.---You can't help but go back for another handful!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsalted cashews*
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts*
  • 2 cups whole pecans*
  • 1 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried apples coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine nuts. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, spices, and salt.
  • Place egg whites and water in a medium bowl. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Very gently fold sugar-spice mixture into whipped egg whites.
  • Pour egg white-sugar mixture over nuts. Gently fold until nuts are evenly coated. Divide nuts between prepared baking sheets. Bake candied nuts at 300F 45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once every 15 minutes.
  • Cool nuts completely on baking sheet. Once cooled, break nuts apart into clusters and combine with dried cranberries and apples.
  • *In place of these nuts, feel free to sub in your favorites (i.e. almonds, macadamia nuts, peanuts, ect)

Notes

Store snack mix in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.