If you need a fun party snack with minimal fuss for the holidays, allow me to suggest these dirty chai spiced pecans. You can easily customize the nuts and spices based on what you have on hand.
1 Tbsp instant espresso powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 egg white
2 cups pecans (halves & pieces)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Add espresso powder through salt to a small bowl and mix well with a fork (try to get rid of any large chunks)
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy.
Add the pecans to the egg white and toss to coat evenly; then add vanilla extract and the spice mixture and mix to combine.
Spread in one even layer on the sheet pan and roast for 30 minutes (stirring halfway through) until browned and fragrant. These will crisp up as they cool. Once you can handle them, break apart and store in an airtight container for up to one week.
Keywords: dirty chai spice, spiced pecans, holiday appetizers