Super simple candied walnuts are spiced with the taste of fall, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of cloves. They are great on salads, as a garnish or eaten as is!
These delicious nuts just take a few ingredients and very little effort. They are flavored with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and remind me a bit of fall. Toss a handful in a salad or sprinkle them on your yogurt. They are great in oatmeal too.
Make a double batch and give some away as gifts or hoard them all for yourself. You could also very easily sub in pecans, almonds or your favorite nuts.
I made these for the first time back in 2015. Of course Little Dude got in on the act. We made them to go on a fall salad that was loaded with apples, quinoa, cheese and more.
I love those kinds of salads, the ones with loads of goodies on top. A salad with great greens, lots of fruit, cheese and nuts could easily be my dinner 4 days a week.
But candied nuts are not only good for salads. They are also great sprinkled on a bowl of oatmeal or creamy yogurt. Just thinking of it makes me want to make more candied nuts.
Here is the original post from 2015:
I love spiced nuts. There is something about the slightly sweet, slightly spicy crunchy nuts that make the irresistible.
I was making the gingerbread skillet roll and thought it would be fun to use a similar mix of flavors on some walnuts for a fall salad.
These nuts are so easy to make. Just a few spices, a little sugar and some nuts, a few stirs and there you have it! You won’t be able to stop eating them.
They are perfect for snacking, great for salad topping or would make a great garnish for a dessert. Let your imagination and taste buds be your guide!