Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Candied Walnuts

These are wonderful to have around the house at Christmas time.  Add to salads. serve with cheese or simply enjoy them by themselves.  They also make simple and inexpensive holiday gifts! click here for ideas.


Nonstick vegetable oil spray

1 cup walnuts (about 3 1/2 ounces)

2 tablespoons light corn syrup*

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Generous pinch of cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray. Combine walnuts and all remaining ingredients in medium bowl; toss to coat. Spread nut mixture on prepared baking sheet (some nuts may clump together). Bake until nuts are deep golden and sugar mixture is bubbling, stirring occasionally to break up clumps, about 15 minutes. Cool completely on baking sheet. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Store in airtight container.)

*Some people prefer to add maple syrup.

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