Be warned: These are very more-ish. They are great to snack on, and a nice gift idea for teachers, friends or family. They are quick and easy to make, and there are options if you want to make them healthier. I always double up the recipe as we'd go through the small quantity way too quickly! Oh, and did, I warn you? It's really hard to stop nibbling on these.
Ingredients 500g of nuts (see below)
1 egg white
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of sugar (see below)
2 tbsp of cocoa (see below)
Whip up the egg white and vanilla using an electric beater or a whisk. Keep going until the mix is a little frothy.
Add 500g of nuts. This is where the options start: I use raw, mixed nuts, but you could use almonds, pecans, or other kinds of nuts on their own. I prefer to use raw nuts, but you could try roasted as an alternative.
Drop in the sugar. I vary the recipe here by using rapadura or coconut sugar instead of white sugar if I am making this for my family. However, I've used white sugar when making large quantities as gifts for teachers and friends.
Add the cocoa. My preference is to use cacao, but I have used regular cocoa on occasion.
Stir the mixture until everything is well combined.
Lay the nuts on a baking tray topped with baking paper. If you double the quantity it is probably best to use two baking trays.
Bake for an hour at 120°C, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
Leave to cool (although it is hard to resist nibbling for long) and then store or prepare in gift boxes, jars or as desired.