These days, Americans are showing great interest in how to
make their meals more healthy. We are all wondering what to serve or bring which
will be nutritious, and more appetizing than the norm, without taking a great
deal of work or breaking our budgets. I hope this recipe will help. Many of us
have seen a “Crazy Nuts” candy in the store. I am going to teach you to make
your own for a fraction of the cost. Nutrition authorities are agreed on the
benefits of "good fats" of which nuts are a prominent source. Many chefs serve
these treats atop green salads with a bit of cheese for a healthful dairy meal.
This recipe has only 4 ingredients, and is simple enough that your children can
make them as a contribution. These make wonderful gifts at any time of year.
Just put them in a pretty glass dish, cover with colored plastic wrap, and
attach a bow.
1 pound raw Pecan Halves
1 Egg White
1/3 cup Sugar the equivalent amount of Sucralose-based sweetener
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
In a large mixing bowl, beat the Egg White until stiff, but not dry, Mix in the
Sugar and Cinnamon. Pour in the Pecans, and mix thoroughly. Spray a nonstick
oblong baking pan (jelly roll size) with Vegetable Oil spray, and spread the Nut
mixture in the pan.
Place in a 300 degree oven for 1 hour. Turn off the oven, but don't open the
door, and leave the Nuts inside for 1 more hour. Remove from the oven, and break
the Nuts apart with your fingers. If there are sticky spots, heat the oven to
300, put the nuts back in, turn the oven off, and leave them for 1 more hour.
You may use any sort of Nuts or Spice you like. For example, Almonds taste very
pleasant with Allspice. If you would enjoy making a savory snack, omit the
Sugar, add 1 teaspoon Salt and one teaspoon of a spice, such as Chile Powder, or