Don’t make your taste buds have to choose between sweet or spicy! With this Sweet and Spicy Walnuts recipe, you can have the best of both worlds for a delicious treat. Bundle the walnuts in a clear bag before placing in a cone made of colorful paper. For the final touch, tie with a corresponding bow.
Recipe provided courtesy of Chef Rob Stevens, The Inn at Tres Pinos.
- 4 cups California walnut halves and pieces
- 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2-3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Toss walnuts with egg whites.
- Mix sugar with cayenne pepper and toss with the walnuts and egg whites.
- Spread walnuts on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking oil.
- Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until walnuts are crisp and caramelized. Let cool and enjoy.
- Serve with Seared Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese or as an appetizer, snack or dessert topping.
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This simple toasted walnut snack recipe is great for entertaining or an on-the-go snack you can enjoy anytime.
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon smoked black pepper
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups light halves walnuts
Preheat oven to 300°F. Melt butter in a small saucepan; stir in rosemary, pepper and salt. Add walnuts and stir well with a rubber scraper until mixture evenly coats walnuts.
Transfer to a baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Try create it yourself, it will be a great party snack that everyone is talking about