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Recipe Thursday-Sweet & Spicy Walnuts

Posted on January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Appetizer, Recipes

With the Super Bowl just around the corner I wanted to showcase some appetizer and snack recipes. First up are Sweet & Spicy Walnuts. I love fancying up different types of nuts, because it is so simple, they store nicely and people are always impressed when they dine on them. This recipe I got off of a friends blog 28cooks. It’s an easy recipe to make and has a nice blend of spice with a little sweetness. I have been making this recipe for years and it’s perfect just to munch on while watching football or to top salads with.

Sweet & Spicy Walnuts

Yield 1 Cup


1 cup walnuts (BD0131)
1 1/2 tsp water
1/4 cup brown sugar (NSU2150)
1/8 tsp cumin (CQC094)
1/8 tsp oregano (CQO075)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (CQC017)
1/4 tsp salt (CQS030)
a twist  of freshly grated pepper (CQP071)


In large pan (preferably nonstick), heat walnuts until they begin to toast, about 5 minutes. Transfer to small bowl. Add water, sugar and spices to hot pan and heat until glaze forms. Add walnuts to pan and stir until they are well coated. Heat for about 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to burn! Pour onto sheet of wax paper on a cooling rack, and spread out. Allow to cool. Break clumps apart and store in tightly-sealed container.

Adapted from 28cooks.blogspot.com

One Response to “Recipe Thursday-Sweet & Spicy Walnuts”

  1. Thanks for the shout out! These are very tasty and reminds me I need to make these soon!

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