These spicy candied walnuts are super addictive, and the ultimate sweet and salty snack.
These walnuts are coated in a cinnamon brown sugar coating with a hint of cayenne pepper. Perfect topping for salads, snacking or they make great gifts.
Candied walnuts make great gifts for friends and family. Just put them in a jar or tin, add a ribbon, and you're done!
Tips for making spicy candied walnuts
- Buy walnuts when they are on sale, and just toss them in the freezer to keep them fresh.
- Light or dark brown sugar will work fine with these.
- You can use sea salt or kosher salt, just don't leave it out. It adds the perfect salt balance to the sweet.
- I like to use walnuts for this recipe, but pecans would also be delicious.
This recipe is basically foolproof and hard to mess up. Highly addictive, and super hard to stop eating them until they're gone.
Other recipes you might like:
- Microwave Peanut Brittle
- Easy Rocky Road Fudge
- Caramel Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
- Oreo Dipped Christmas Cookies
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Spicy Candied Walnuts
These spicy candied walnuts are super addictive, and always a crowd pleaser.
- 4 cups walnuts
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more if you like heat)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (or kosher)
- 1 egg white
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl add the brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, and sea salt mix until combined.
- In a medium bowl toss the walnuts with the egg white and vanilla until coated.
- Add the sugar mixture to the walnuts and toss until coated.
- Spread the walnuts into a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Place in the middle oven rack and bake for 20 minutes, stir and bake for another 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let the walnuts cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Amount Per Serving Calories 391Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 29gCholesterol 0mgSodium 276mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 4gSugar 13gProtein 8g
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I used aqua dabs.. chick pea juice from a can and whipped it till frothy like a egg white .. it’s a great substitute. I freeze in ice cube trays for different purposes. The nuts came out perfect . I only baked 18 & 18 min
You toss the walnuts in the egg whites which helps the coating stick to the nut.
What are the egg whites for?
Fantastic! So happy you loved them 🙂
These are delicious, the perfect blend of spicy and sweet, and easy to make! ....And kind of addictive! I am going to try some of the other versions I see here. Thank you!