A sweet theme is always a favorite for the kids, and goes perfectly with the rest of the holiday’s light and fun atmosphere.


  • 4 cups toasted pecans
  • 2 cups toasted almonds
  • ½ cup (1 stick) margarine
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place margarine on a rimmed baking sheet and put in oven to melt. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar. Gently stir the nuts into the beaten egg white mixture. Evenly spread the nut mixture on the baking sheet with the melted margarine. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 to make sure that the margarine is evenly distributed – until all margarine has been absorbed and the meringue is golden. Remove from oven and cool completely. Keeps for 1 week in an airtight container.