Turn ordinary nut mix into a delicate balance of sweetness and spice with a dusting of cocoa, cayenne, and vanilla. Get a romantic evening rolling by adding some aromatic Vanilla-Mint Cordials
This before-dinner treat is one of our sexy vanilla recipes
Servings: Serves 4–6
Ingredients 1 large egg white2 tsp. vanilla powder or vanilla sugar1 tsp. cocoa powder1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper1/2 tsp. kosher salt1/4 cup sugar , plus more for garnish (optional)2 cups mixed raw nuts , such as pecans, cashews, peanuts, and almonds
Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly beat egg white in a large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients except nuts, mixing until slightly frothy. Add nuts and mix well.
Spray or lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet. Pour mixture onto sheet, spreading nuts out in a single layer. Bake until crispy, 40 to 45 minutes, turning once after 20 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Garnish with extra sugar (if using). Nuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.