This wonderful sweet, crunchy recipe for Swedish Nuts is a big hit with kids. You can steep Madagascar vanilla beans in vodka instead of using purchased vanilla extract. Every time you use some of this vanilla, add a bit of vodka. The vanilla just keeps getting better and better with age!
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat egg whites until frothy. Add salt, then sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form; stir in cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Fold nuts into meringue. Melt butter in 15x10 inch jellyroll pan. Spread coated nuts over butter.
2. Bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until nuts are light brown and all butter is absorbed. Cool and store in airtight container.