Sweet and Spicy Walnuts
Last week we talked to you all about some tasty nuts.You can laugh at that if you like.But seriously, if you haven’t tried them yet, you should get after that.I don’t like to boast often, but I’m really proud of the pecans.I’m going to be offended if you don’t try them, and if you offend me, I won’t invite you to my birthday party.So yeah, think about that.I digress.This week, we are going to expose you to some more nuts.This may be a prudent time to tell you I have been teaching Shakespeare to my students this week, and I’m having a hard time controlling my punning.
This week’s recipe is for a spicy and sweet walnut.Now, I’m not usually a fan of walnuts, but I can eat this entire recipe in one batch.The key to this recipe is the garlic-chili paste.I always keep a jar of garlic-chili paste on hand to spice up all sorts of recipes.These nuts can be added to salads, used to make trail mixes, or even just kept around as a handy snack.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sweet and Spicy Walnuts
1/2 pound of unsalted, raw walnuts
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/2 tablespoons garlic chili paste
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
8 servings, 198 calories, 17.3 g fat, 7.3 g carbs, 6.8 g protein, 1.9 g dietary fiber
Combine all ingredients except the nuts in a small sauce pan.
Add the walnuts to a metal bowl and set aside.
Bring to simmer. After sugar is dissolved, simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Pour warm liquid over walnuts and stir.
Place the nuts on a greased baking sheet, bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Make sure to watch closely, or the sugar will burn, crushing your hopes of sweet and spicy tasty treats.
Let cool before eating. If you can’t wait, it’s not my fault if you burn your tongue.
The combination of the sweetness, the spiciness, and the garlic is simply nuts. These will have you bouncing off the walls with joy. Anyway, I think that I have pun-ished you all enough with my humor for one week. Tune in next week for more tasty recipes and fresh humor!
6 thoughts on “Sweet and Spicy Walnuts”
This looks amazing! My list of recipes to try from your site are starting to pile up – I better get started! 🙂 thanks for sharing this recipe!
Thanks Lea! 🙂 I hope you like them. Let me know how they turn out!
Mmmm, These look great. A nice sweet and crunch snack that is healthy too.
A perfect snack, I would say! I love how your recipes are quick and easy enough to try out with the kids, as well. Goes on my list to try.
Thanks Uzma! I appreciate that. 🙂 Let me know how it turns out.