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Spiced Walnuts

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2000

  • Yield: 2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)


  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of ground red pepper
  • Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°.

Arrange walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Combine sugar and the next 4 ingredients (sugar through red pepper) in a small saucepan. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 238° (about 8 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in walnuts. Pour walnut mixture onto baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cool completely; break into small pieces.

Note: Store remaining walnuts in an airtight container.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 60
  • Calories from fat: 51%
  • Fat: 3.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.3g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 37mg
  • Calcium: 6mg

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