Mr. Food: Java Nuts

March 13, 2011 9:12:59 AM PDT
Makes 4 Cups

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1 large egg white
2 tablespoons instant espresso granules
4 cups walnut halves


1.Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

2.In a medium bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt; mix well and set aside.

3.In a large bowl, beat egg white and instant espresso granules until dissolved and frothy. Fold nuts into coffee mixture and toss until evenly coated.

4.Sprinkle nuts with cinnamon-sugar mixture, and mix until evenly coated.

5.Spread walnuts on prepared baking sheet. Bake 5 minutes, stir nuts and continue baking for 5 more minutes, or until dry to the touch.

6.Remove from oven, loosen walnuts from tray and let cool. Store in an airtight container.