Forget Me Not Candied Nuts

November 15th is opening day of deer hunting season here in MI.

Mr. 4-Ever loves to be out in nature. He’s a great hunter with both the bow and the gun. Traditionally, he spends the week up north with eight to ten of his buddies. They sit in trees during the day, waiting for the perfect trophy buck to wander into sight so they can hang its head on the living room wall. In the evenings, hover around huge camp fires, belly laughing at bad jokes and swapping stories about the one that got away. 

Forget Me Not

I know better than to send anything resembling a salad or even a vegetable up with him, but I always send a blue ribbon dessert to share with the fellas.

This year I sent Forget Me Not Candied Nuts. They travel well, are super easy to make, always disappear in a flash and make your house smell wonderful while they’re in the oven.

Here’s the recipe: 

Forget Me Not Candied Nuts

A pound of nuts – nuts with grooves like pecans work best.
1 egg white
1 Tablespoon of water of which 1/2 teaspoon is vanilla
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Whip egg white with water and vanilla till foamy.
Add nuts, stir to coat.

Mix sugar, salt and cinnamon.
Shake over nuts.
Stir till coated.

Dump on 15x8x1? pan. If you line the pan with parchment paper, you’ll thank me later. 

Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, let cool about an hour.
Store in airtight container.

Taste test liberally.

In the comments below, share your favorite holiday recipe.


  1. Heather VanBuren on November 18, 2019 at 12:42 am

    I love cream puff ring for the holidays. Unfortunately I do not have a recipe my grandma always makes them or my mom. Some day I am sure it will be shared with me but for now I just enjoy.

  2. Mary Jane Anderson on November 18, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Everyone’s favorite is macaroonies. A yummy cookie with coconut and chocolate chips. People like them so much that I have seen people fight over the last cookie. When I take cookies somewhere. If they are not mac’s people complain. I enjoy reading your posts. Saw you at Knox Ladies Seminar, PA a couple of years ago.

    • Robyn Dykstra on November 18, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      That sounds like a good one, too. What’s not to like about sugar, coconut and chocolate chips! Yikes!

  3. Ellen McKinley on November 20, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    German Christmas cookies: homemade Lebkuche , Vanilla Kipferl, Spritzkekse, Stollen, and shortbread cookies with layers of Marzipan. Norwegian cookies that my sister in law makes. Yum. I will try your candied nutcrecipe- a staple at Christkindlmarkets.

    • Robyn Dykstra on November 21, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      Ellen, Where did you learn to make all these? They all sound delish!

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