Coconut Curried Nuts

Inspired by a recipe in the cookbook, Savor the Moment by the Junior League of Boca Raton, Florida, this combination is hard to resist: spicy, sweet and crunchy. You can also make it with any of the nuts alone, rather than in combination.

Coconut Curried Nuts
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Serves: 4 cups
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 4 cups mixed nuts (including pecans, cashews, almonds, peanuts and walnuts)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the egg whites in a large stainless steel bowl and whip until frothy.
  3. Add the nuts and toss until coated.
  4. Place the remaining ingredients in another bowl, toss to combine and add to the nuts. Toss again. Transfer to the prepared sheet and arrange in a single layer.
  5. Place in the oven and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until lightly colored and dried out, about 1 hour.
  6. Immediately loosen the nuts with a spatula and set aside to cool.