I just finished this crunchy and sweet homemade gift for Christmas. Perfect for my foodie family members! I have recycled my breakfast jam jar and used a nice ribbon for better look. You can mix and match your favorite nuts and mix-ins. It is hard to find cranberries in Argentina, so I made this Holiday mix thanks to my husband who recently travelled to the U.S. He brought me my favorite snack: dried cranberries. If you don´t have them on hand, you can also use raisins, prunes or other dried fruit. I used rice cereal, but also can be replaced by mini pretzels or potato chips. The recipe is sooooo easy that my 3-y.o. daughter helped me out:
1 large egg white
2 cups walnuts, unshelled and raw
1 cup pistachios, unshelled and raw
1 cup peanuts, unshelled and raw
1 ½ cup rice cereal
6 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and brush a rimmed baking sheet lightly with vegetable oil. Whisk 1 large egg white in a large bowl until frothy. Add the walnuts, pistachios, peanuts and rice cereal. In a small bowl mix the light brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Sprinkle the nut mixture with the sugar blend and toss to coat. Spread the nut mixture evenly on the baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes; let cool on the baking sheet. Then, add the dried cranberries and toss to combine. Makes 4 (1lb) jars.
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