photograph by iStock/fired1991

Yield: 12 servings.

1 egg white   
1 tablespoon water     
1 cup white sugar  
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cardamom
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1 pound unsalted peanuts

Preheat oven to 250°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, whip together the egg white and water until frothy. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, salt, and spices.

Add peanuts to egg whites; stir to coat the nuts evenly. Remove the nuts and toss them in the sugar mixture until coated. Spread out the nuts on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake at 250° for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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Lynn Wells is a personal chef with more than 20 years of experience in the food and hospitality industry and a degree in Nutrition Management from UNCG.

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