Five-Spice Mixed Nuts

You can make your own five-spice powder for this sweet yet spicy gift. Mix together 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) each cinnamon, ground cloves, pepper and crushed fennel seeds and star anise. 

Five-Spice Mixed Nuts


Quantity Ingredients
2 egg whites
2 tbsp (25 mL) five-spice powder
2 cups (500 mL) pecan halves
2 cups (500 mL) walnut halves
2 cups (500 mL) unsalted cashews
1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) salt


1. Line rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside. 2. In large bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy; whisk in five-spice powder. Add pecans, walnuts and cashews; toss to coat completely. Add sugar and salt; toss to coat. Spread on prepared pan. 3. Roast in 350�F (180�C) oven, stirring occasionally, until browned, fragrant and coating is dry, about 25 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.) Makes 6 cups (1.5 L) Nutritional information Per 1/4 cup (50 mL): about 188 cal, 4 g pro, 17 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 8 g carb, 2 g fibre, 0 mg chol,102 mg sodium. % RDI: 2% calcium, 8% iron, 8% folate. 

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