Costco strikes again as the inspiration behind these Green Tea Seasoned Candied Nuts (yes another costco mention…and no I do not receive any commission from them, although how lovely would that be, hint hint costco peoples 😛 ).
Anyway I was in sample heaven when I came across one of their recent offerings – a slightly odd green tea spiced nut mixture featuring some dried apple and lemon thingy. Despite the weird combo it was delicious and I did more than one sneaky fly-by visit past the sample table – for the kids of course. The price tag was more than I was willing to fork out, given the rate at which nuts are consumed in my household, so I got to experimenting as soon as I got the chance. I came up with this little candied nuts concoction and I am totally hooked. They are EVERYTHING you need in a snack: crunchy, sweet, teeny bit bitter, oh so moreish and delicious!
I used DōMatcha Organic Culinary Matcha for these candied nuts, and you can grab some for yourself here. But any organic Matcha will do, just be sure to check the ingredient list to ensure it makes you happy and there are no hidden nasties lurking in there.
If you are interested in learning a bit about the benefits of matcha then pop over here and check out this post, where I give a super quick run down and share a delicious Green Tea Chai Spiced Latte recipe.
Back to these green tea seasoned candied nuts, don’t you just love them? I am even oddly obsessed with the green tinge, although that was definitely a bit of a hard sell with the hubby 🙂 He soon changed his mind when he tried them though!
What do you think? I love hearing from you, so if you try them out be sure to pop back and leave a comment! Happy eating.
A fantastic crunchy snack with all the healthy benefits of green tea
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or 3/4 cup if you prefer sweeter)
- 1 tbsp matcha green tea
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 egg white , large
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup pecans
Preheat the oven to 300F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
In a small bowl combine the coconut sugar, matcha and sea salt
In a large bowl, or a stand mixer, whisk together the egg white and water until it is thick and foamy. You don't want it to get stiff.
Add nuts to the egg mixture and stir well to combine. Sprinkle in the coconut sugar mixture and stir well until evenly coated
Spread the nuts onto the parchment paper, ensuring they are in a single layer. Pop in the oven and bake for 30 mins, stirring once at 15 minutes. The nut mixture should be brown and dry. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before breaking up any clumps.
Store in an airtight container, they should last two weeks.