10 June 2010

Candied Walnuts

A little bit sweet, a little bit salty and oh my word, a little bit spicy. This is how I would describe this yummy snack. I bought raw walnuts not too long ago to make candied walnuts and slowly I used them for other foods and today when cleaning out the cupboard I discovered there was only half a bag left, so I left the cupboard a mess and decided to make these instead. Now this is a very simple recipe, but you would be surprised to know how many people drop a small fortune on teeny bags of already candied walnuts. They are around 5 dollars for a 4 oz bag, where as my 12 oz. bag was only $6.50. Once again, this is very simple and it only takes about 25 minutes to prepare and bake.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

6 oz. walnuts
1 1/2 T. olive oil
1 T. sugar (or 1/4 cup agave)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
cayenne pepper to taste

baking in oven

Place all ingredients in a bowl and coat the walnuts evenly. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

See, easy! You can eat these as a snack, add them to a trail mix or even toss them into a salad.


  1. thank you for posting this! i have walnuts in my freezer..have no idea what to do with them..been eating them in my salad but this sounds so much better! ill be making this tonight : ]

  2. Yum! =) I should try this! Thank you!

  3. Your yummi blog just make me so hungry <3
    one of my best friend is vegan, i will tell her about your blog :)

    btw thanx for sharing my button, i just do the same :)

  4. YUM! Great post. I have a bag of fancy cinnamon sugared pecans I bought for my sister staring at me.. I may have to go make my own instead :c) Woohoo!