Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

Sweet and spicy - a great quick snack. Best to keep in an airtight container for about a week at room temp.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine honey, sugar, salt, cayenne and cinnamon in a small pot over medium heat,.
  2. Stir once then cook 3 minutes till sugar dissolved.
  3. Add walnuts, stir to coat.
  4. Simmer 5 - 7 minutes or until syrup is lightly browned.
  5. Drain through a coarse sieve, discard cinnamon stick.
  6. Place walnuts on a wire rack over a 19 X 29 cms rectangular slice pan.
  7. Cook in moderate oven 180 C for about 8 minutes or until nuts have darkened slightly.
  8. Remove from oven, cool on wire rack.
  9. Nuts will crisp as they cool.


Most Helpful

The walnuts did not dry as stated in the recipe. They are super sticky. I put them on a rack with wax paper underneath to catch drips. Several walnuts stuck to the wax paper and had to be thrown out. There was so much sauce that I used 4 cups of walnuts. The taste is ok, not outstanding. I will not be using this recipe again.

sandyg333 September 12, 2015

Your recipe will be famous! We enjoy the nuts with the chili touch. I can imagine that this could be nice presents for friend when we are invited in somebody%u2019s house. Tasty, special and pretty. What do you need more?
I%u2019m sure we%u2019ll do it again.

awalde December 02, 2010

PERFECT! These were awesome; sweet, with a little heat, which creeps up on you! I thought I had walnut halves, but, mine were pieces, which worked out fine! The walnuts made a great nibble, before dinner, and would be perfect as a cocktail nosh. Oh, would also be awesome on a salad! I'm so glad I finally made these; I will save in them in my "tried and true'" cookbook! Thanks for sharing, katew!

alligirl September 02, 2010

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