Candied Walnuts

By Hilary Leff
April 30, 2014
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Candied Walnuts

Author Notes: These walnuts are the perfect companion to a cheese platter or cocktail. Sweet but spicy and highly addictive.Hilary Leff

Makes: 2 cups

  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine confectioners sugar, cayenne pepper and salt in large mixing bowl.
  2. Bring a pot of water to the boil.
  3. Add walnuts and cook for 3 minutes. Pour walnuts into a colander and drain well.
  4. Immediately add walnuts to spice mixture and toss to combine thoroughly.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a Silpat and spread out the walnuts on the sheet. Bake for about 35 minutes until a deep golden brown, turning them once or twice while baking. Allow to cool and break up big chunks. Enjoy!

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