Sweet and Spicy Walnuts Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 21, 2022
Sweet and Spicy Walnuts Recipe

How To Make Sweet and Spicy Walnuts

Need a quick snack? This walnuts recipe will satisfy your hunger and your palate. The combination of sweet and spicy flavor makes this a perfect treat.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 1cupWalnuts
  • 1tbspbutter
  • 2tbspmaple syrup
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper
  • tspcinnamon
  • 1tspground sea saltto taste


  1. Cook nuts in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, until they are lightly toasted and fragrant. Add butter.

  2. Stir until the butter has melted and coated the nuts. Stir in the maple syrup, cayenne, cinnamon, and salt.

  3. Turn the heat down to low and cook, stirring, until the liquid has evaporated and the nuts are well coated. This should only take a couple of minutes.

  4. Be sure to remove from heat the second the liquid seems to have cooked down because the mixture will burn quickly. Pour the walnuts onto a plate or into a bowl and allow to cool before tossing them on your salad.


  • Calories: 234.21kcal
  • Fat: 14.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.89g
  • Fiber: 0.56g
  • Sugar: 24.35g
  • Protein: 0.81g
  • Cholesterol: 30.53mg
  • Sodium: 137.15mg
  • Calcium: 52.13mg
  • Potassium: 116.34mg
  • Iron: 0.23mg
  • Vitamin A: 106.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.41mg
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