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Sweet & Spicy Walnuts

No recipe image available.Set a bowl of these sweet, spicy and crunchy walnuts out for your guests to munch on, or make a few extra batches as gifts that will be welcomed.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large egg white
1 tablespoon water
4 cups California Walnut halves, about 1 pound
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large bowl, whisk together egg white and water until foamy; add walnuts and mix until all nuts are coated; drain excess liquid.
  2. In small bowl, combine sugar, salt, cumin, cayenne pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Stir dry ingredients into walnuts until evenly coated.
  4. Spread walnuts on non-stick baking sheet.
  5. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring twice, until nuts are lightly browned.
  6. Allow to cool on baking sheet. (Nuts will become dry and crispy as they cool.) Store in air-tight container.

Makes about 4 cups.

Recipe provided courtesy California Walnuts.