- 1 Tbs Vanilla extract
- 1 egg white
- 3 cups nuts (I used 1 cup each almonds, pecans, & walnuts)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
- Combine vanilla extract and egg white in a large bowl; stir with whisk until foamy. Stir in nuts.
- Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and cardamom in a small bowl. Sprinkle over nuts, tossing to coat.
- Place nut mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Turn off oven.
- Toss nuts, breaking pieces apart. Return pan to oven, and leave pan in oven for an additional 10 minutes (with the oven still turned off).
- Cool to room temperature. Store nuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
~Recipe from thekitchenismyplayground.com
Always a hit at any party! A great snack & easily reheat-able
Prep. time: 20 min
Cook time: 16 min
- 1 pound aged Manchego cheese, cut into 20 blocks
- 10 slices bacon, cut in half
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Make an incision on one side of each date and insert a block of Manchego. Squeeze the date shut in your hand to secure. Wrap each date with a bacon strip and secure with a toothpick. Place all the dates on a sheet tray lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Roast the dates in the oven until the bacon on top is starting to crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn the dates over and cook the other side until the bacon crisps, roughly another 10 minutes.
*I’ve started to replace the cheese with an almond, which makes them dairy free and adds a bit of a crunch.
*I often get dates with pits in them and de-pit them myself with needle-nose pliers. By cutting the tip of the date off and pulling out the pit.
~Recipe is based on Anne Burrell’s from foodnetwork.com