- January 11, 2014 at 12:36 am #336740mosParticipant
Sweet and Spicy Walnuts
1/2 lb walnut halves and pieces
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1-1/2 tbs vegetable oil
Place the nuts in a large heat-proof bowl. Cover them with boiling water and let sit for a minute or so. (Alternately, you can bring a pot of water to a boil and add the nuts.)
Drain and pour back into the bowl.
Mix the sugar and cayenne and pour over the nuts. Add the oil and mix well. The sugar will dissolve and form a syrup.
Spread the nuts out onto a rimmed baking sheet spreading them out into a single layer as much as possible.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so. You want them to get deep golden brown. Start checking them at 25 minutes, but they can sometimes take much longer.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle heavily with salt. Let cool and remove from pan. These can be stored for a week or so in an airtight container, or they freeze for months.
- February 7, 2020 at 6:59 pm #581372pollyParticipant
Wow! This sounds fantastic!
- February 10, 2020 at 6:39 pm #581494mosParticipant
Polly, these are so good! It’s a great recipe if you are looking to do something just for you and your sweetie to have as healthy snacks. Keep in mind that you can increase the recipe to make gifts for family and friends for any occasion. During the fall, every store has bargains on their nuts so take advantage — shelled or un-shelled. Also note that the fairy watching over nuts doesn’t worry about them going bad until you start to cook/bake with them. Then her clock starts ticking! LOL!
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