If you’re looking for a pleasing holiday gift to make for your staff, your kids’ teachers, or your boss, look no further. These spiced pecans are tasty as well as healthy and easy to make. Prepare several extra jars in advance and they’re the perfect, no-stress solution for last-minute hostess gifts this holiday season.
2 egg whites
1 tsp water
5 cups pecan halves
½ cup sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
Pint or quart sized clean Mason jar
Beat egg whites and water until foamy. Stir pecans into egg white mixture until well coated. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt and sprinkle over the pecan mixture. Stir well to coat thoroughly.
Spread pecans in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour at 225°. Stir occasionally. Let pecans cool completely, about 10 minutes, before removing them from the baking sheet. Spoon pecans into Mason jar and wrap with ribbon.