Fiery Candied Walnuts

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November 23, 2015
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Fiery Candied Walnuts

Fiery Candied Walnuts in Jar

Without a doubt, this is the easiest, most rewarding recipe for coating all those fresh, California nuts with goodness. The first thing to remember is that you can substitute any nut in place of the walnuts like pecans, almonds, or pistachios. Although this recipe will work for all nuts, walnuts have all the deep nooks and crannies that help achieve the fullest flavor and the most even coverage. 

In the event that you’re worried about the heat in this recipe, it’s pretty mild. In fact, you can’t even feel the heat until the end…

and it mellows quickly. 

Fiery Candied Walnuts in Jar with pepper beside it

Above all, the best part of this recipe is that it is not greasy! Rather than another form of coating, we use egg whites to help the seasoning stick to the nuts, making it much more healthy. Not to mention, almost guilt-free!

Whether you’re making these for snacking or as a fabulous addition to any salad or roasted vegetable dish, this recipe is tasty!

Cayenne and cinnamon laced sugar mixture in bowl

Firstly, we start with a cayenne and cinnamon laced sugar mixture.

Egg white frothed

Then you will froth up an egg white which only takes about 30 seconds by hand to get it to the right consistency.

 

Toss walnuts in egg white

Following that, toss your walnuts in the egg white.

 

Add spice mixture to egg yoked covered walnuts

Add your spiced sugar mixture to the egg coated walnuts. 

 

Coated walnuts with egg yoke and spices

Finally, toss walnuts to coat and bake at a low heat for one hour.

Fiery Candied Walnuts in Jar

At last, time to dig in!

Fiery Candied Walnuts in Jar

What’s more, you can even make a double or triple batch and hand out jars of these fiery candied walnuts to your friends and neighbors for Christmas.  

Here’s the printable recipe for you…

 

Fiery Candied Walnuts
A sweet fiery candy coating envelopes California walnuts
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  2. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  3. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  5. 1 egg white
  6. 2 cups walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250
  2. Combine the sugar, salt, cayenne and cinnamon in a small bowl
  3. Whisk the egg white until frothy in a large bowl
  4. Add the walnuts and toss to coat
  5. Add the sugar mixture and combine so all the walnuts are covered
  6. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for one hour (stir halfway through cook time)
  7. Transfer to parchment paper and allow to cool
Notes
  1. Store for two weeks in an airtight container
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