I love eating cashews or pecans that have a nice sweet and spicy glaze, but they are always so expensive. I came up with this recipe at Christmas and really liked it. If you like your nuts a little spicier, then add more chili powder. This recipe was nice, because the heat hit you afterwards, but was not too hot.
Sweet and Spicy Cashews
1 egg white
1 Tbsp. water
1 lb. lightly salted cashews
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. chipotle chili powder
Beat egg white and water until frothy. Toss cashews with mixture and drain in colander.
Combine sugars, salt and chili powder and toss with nuts to coat all. Spread on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake in a preheated 300 degree oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 275, flip nuts and bake for another 10 minutes. Cool before serving.
Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.