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Fall Spiced Walnuts

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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!

bowl full of candied walnuts with cinnamon and spices on them

     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.

kid stirring together spice mixture for 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.

bowl of wet cinnamon spice mixture ready for nuts to be added.

    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:

bowl nuts coated in wet spice mixture.

     I love spiced nuts.  There is something about the slightly sweet, slightly spicy crunchy nuts that make the irresistible.

    I was making a gingerbread skillet roll and thought it would be fun to use a similar mix of flavors on some walnuts for a fall salad.

glass pedestal bowl filled with candied walnuts.

     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!

candied nuts on baking sheet fresh from the oven.

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Yield: 12 Servings

Fall Spiced Walnuts

glass pedestal bowl filled with candied walnuts.

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together sugar and spices. Mix in water to make a wet sandy type mixture.
  3. Stir in walnuts until well coated.
  4. Spread out on the foil lined baking sheet and bake for an hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Make sure they are spread out and allow them to cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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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.

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