Candied nuts make wonderful presents during the holidays. Find some cute Christmas
or winter-themed tin canisters or glass jars, line the tin with protective covering
such as parchment or wax paper, and fill them up.
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg white
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups nuts such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, or other nuts
1/4 cup water
Pour sugars, cinnamon, and salt into base of slow cooker. Stir until evenly
combined into a fluffy mixture.
In a bowl, whisk egg white with vanilla extract.
Add nuts and stir until coated with egg wash.
Pour almonds into slow cooker and mix with sugars.
Cook for 3 hours on low heat, stirring well every 20 minutes.
After 3 hours of cook time, pour water into slow cooker and mix thoroughly.
Cook for a final 1 hour on low, continuing to stir every 20 minutes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread cooked nuts out to cool.