Oh. Em. Gee.

You’re going to have to act quickly, because every moment you spend not making these delicious spiced candied walnuts, will be a moment you can never get back.


Yesterday I was feeling especially snacky,  and because I can never seem to get it together in time to put together a proper meal when I’m on my own for the night,  a plate of random bits and pieces it was. Enter my new favorite snack plate.

Spiced Candied Walnuts


  • 1 cup halves walnuts
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 splenda packets or 1/2 tsp sugar
  • dash of salt and pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.
  3. Spread walnut mixture on a cookie sheet and allow to bake 7-8 minutes, or until slightly toasted.
  4. Cool and serve!

These walnuts are flavorful and satisfying on their own, but would be an excellent addition to a salad. Also, as with ALL of my recipes please feel free to tweak according to your own personal tastes. Remember: a pinch or two of cayenne goes a LONG way (I always seem to forget this!).

A glass of wine, some DVR action, and my night was a success.

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