November is here - which means its time for me to start making my Choco-Cinnamon Nuts.
Here is my recipe:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine a 1/2 cup each of almonds, pecans and walnuts. In a separate bowl, mix together a 1/3 cup of sugar (I use Splenda), 2 tbsps of cinnamon, 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder and a little nutmeg to taste. Beat one egg white until it is frothy, add a tsp of vanilla and pour it over the nuts until they are coated and wet.Mix in the dry ingredients until combined and the nuts are fully covered. Spread nuts on a cookie sheet and pop in the oven for 30 minutes (tossing every ten minutes). Let cool on a rack and enjoy! For a little extra treat - while the nuts are still warm, throw a little handful into a bowl and mix with chocolate chips and dried currants (dried cranberries are nice too).
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