If you are wondering what I mean by "mall nuts," I think we’ve all had the experience of walking around a big mall and smelling the scent of freshly roasted cinnamon sugar nuts wafting down the hallways and you float in the air like a cartoon character following the aroma of something delicious towards the source. Sometimes they even hand out warm samples to those passing by if you’re lucky. THAT’S
what I mean by "mall nuts." I like having nuts for a snack at home and it’s actually incredibly easy to replicate that warm, sweet, candied goodness that they peddle at the mall right in your own oven!
You can also switch the type of nut to whatever kind you like (if you aren’t a fan of cashews
), so sub them out for pecans, walnuts, or almonds if you’re in the mood. I’ve also thought a little vanilla extract added to the egg white would be a nice addition, but I haven’t tried that yet.
I love when people happen to be over when I’m making these because there’s a point in the baking process that the smell starts to waft through the house and it’s juuuuust delicious to be around. I definitely suggest using parchment paper
for your nuts, or you can use one of these reuseable mats
These would also make a great gift delivered in a cute tin for holidays or special occasions and you can also go for these if you’d rather skip the making step and get right to the eating (or if you haven’t had these, holy cow, they are amazing!). Hope the smell of these floats through your house soon! xo. Laura