There are many recipes for these nuts on the internet. I have made a few over the years, and this is what my recipe has evolved into.
Final product? Delicious! My family was fighting over these this year.
I put some in canning jars and some in these cute plastic containers that came with the snowman topper you could write on, bought these from Aldi’s.
Cinnamon Spiced Pecans
Preheat oven to 250.
Line 2 10 x 15 inch pans with parchment and spray with Pam.
In a large bowl beat 2 egg whites until very frothy.
Add 1 TBSP vanilla, 1-2 tsp salt, 2 TBSP cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cloves.
Add 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
Bake at 250 for approx 75 to 90 min. You need to stir every 20 min or so.
You need to get the nuts to dry, they should look like the last picture. They will get less gloppy with each succeeding 20 min. DO NOT overcrowd the pan.
Try very hard not to eat them all when they are warm and your kitchen smells like Heaven.
Store in airtight containers, otherwise the coating on the nuts will soften.