Spicy Candied Walnuts
Spicy, sweet, and so good to eat! It's the perfect snack!
- 1/2 cup confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 cups walnut halves (or pecans)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, and 4 teaspoons of water.
Add the walnuts to the sugar mixture and stir until the nuts are evenly coated.
Transfer the nuts to the prepared baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Use all the glaze you can from the bowl and drizzle over the nuts.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the walnuts are crusty on top and caramelized and golden on the bottom.
Immediately slide the parchment off the hot baking sheet and allow the walnuts to cool completely on the countertop. Once cool, remove the nuts from the parchment, breaking apart any clusters if necessary, and store in an airtight container.
Note: Make sure you're using parchment paper and not wax paper (wax paper is not nonstick). If the nuts are sticky after cooling, that means they are a bit undercooked. Pop them back in the oven for a few minutes and let cool again.