These are delicious. Once you serve these to your friends during the holidays, they will eagerly expect them each Christmas. They are perfect for holiday gifts!
4 cups (12 servings)
3 1/2 cups mixed nuts
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 egg whites
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
salt to taste
Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C).
Place nuts on a 15 x 10 x 1-inch jellyroll pan, and bake for 10 minutes. Remove nuts, and melt butter on pan.
In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in the sugar and salt. Fold toasted nuts into egg white mixture. Arrange the coated nuts in a single layer on the buttered pan.
Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, turning nuts with spatula every 10 minutes, until outside is crisp and golden. Cool.
Store in an airtight container.