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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Fall Spiced Walnuts

Super simple candied walnuts are spiced with the taste of fall, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of cloves. They are great on salads, as a garnish or eaten as is!

     These delicious nuts just take a few ingredients and very little effort. They are flavored with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and remind me a bit of fall.  Toss a handful in a salad or sprinkle them on your yogurt. They are great in oatmeal too.

     Make a double batch and give some away as gifts or hoard them all for yourself.  You could also very easily sub in pecans, almonds or your favorite nuts.

     I made these for the first time back in 2015. Of course Little Dude got in on the act.  We made them to go on a fall salad that was loaded with apples, quinoa, cheese and more.

     I love those kinds of salads, the ones with loads of goodies on top.  A salad with great greens, lots of fruit, cheese and nuts could easily be my dinner 4 days a week.

    But candied nuts are not only good for salads. They are also great sprinkled on a bowl of oatmeal or creamy yogurt.  Just thinking of it makes me want to make more candied nuts.

     Here is the original post from 2015:

     I love spiced nuts.  There is something about the slightly sweet, slightly spicy crunchy nuts that make the irresistible.

    I was making the gingerbread skillet roll and thought it would be fun to use a similar mix of flavors on some walnuts for a fall salad.

     These nuts are so easy to make.  Just a few spices, a little sugar and some nuts, a few stirs and there you have it!  You won't be able to stop eating them.

   They are perfect for snacking, great for salad topping or would make a great garnish for a dessert.  Let your imagination and taste buds be your guide!

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Yield: 12 servings

Fall Spiced Walnuts

Super simple candied walnuts are spiced with the taste of fall, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of cloves. They are great on salads, as a garnish or eaten as is!
prep time: 5 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 5 mins


  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 T water


  1. Preheat oven to 200 F and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together sugar and spices.  Mix in water to make a wet sandy type mixture.
  3. Stir in walnuts until well coated.
  4. Spread out on the foil lined baking sheet and bake for an hour, stirring every 20 minutes.  Make sure they are spread out and allow them to cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight container. 
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  1. I love spiced nuts too and these look wonderful.

    The Old Fat Guy

  2. I'm loving how you added spices to the usual candied walnuts. Spices add such wonderfulness. :) There's just something about slightly sweet, slightly spicy crunchy nuts that's irresistible! :)

    1. I love them too. They are great on their own and find their way into so many other things too!

  3. I do this with pecans and they taste wonderful and makes for a great gift. Found you on Happiness is Homemade Link Party

    1. Mmmm! I love pecans too, or any kind of candied nuts really!

  4. These spiced walnuts look delicious they will be so good on salads and for snacking of course! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

    1. They really are good as is and I love them in salads too! Thanks!


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