Spicy Candied Walnuts

Holiday Recipes, Leslie's Featured Recipes.
Sweet, salty and spicy - these walnuts are a special treat for the holidays.

Spicy Candied Walnuts


Quantity Ingredients
1.5 cups / 375 ml walnut hlaves
1/4 cup / 50 ml shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tbsp / 25 ml honey
1/8 tsp / 0.5 ml cayenne pepper, or to taste
pinch salt, or to taste
1/3 cup / 75 ml dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

In a medium bowl, combine walnuts, coconut, honey, cayenne pepper and salt.

Spread walnut mixture onto a baking sheet and bake, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until brown and slightly crispy.

Transfer walnut mixture to a bowl to cool.  Toss with cranberries.  Store in an airtight container.

Serves 6. 

Per ¼ cup serving: 251 calories, 8 g protein, 19 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium

Excellent source of: alpha linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid

Good source of: magnesium

Source: Foods that Fight Disease