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BrokeAss Gourmet

Spicy Glazed Walnuts

  • Prep Time 0:02
  • Cook Time 0:06
  • Estimated Cost $3.00

I have been known to be slightly controlling in the kitchen, so I make a point to delegate tasks when I cook with others so as to mitigate (or at least attempt to conceal) my tendency to take over. Last week, Alan executed this recipe beautifully and I was only minimally bossy about it.


  • 1/4 lb walnut halves $1.50
  • 1/8 cup sugar Pantry
  • 2 tsp chili powder (more or less to taste) $1.50 for 1 oz.
  • pinch of salt Pantry


  1. Heat a large dry frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Lightly toast walnuts in the pan for 1-2 minutes, turning pan occasionally to expose walnuts evenly.
  3. Mix sugar, chili powder and salt together in a small bowl.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and sprinkle nuts with sugar mixture. Stir gently to evenly coat nuts.
  5. Continue stirring occasionally, as sugar melts to encourage it to cling to the walnuts, 2-3 minutes.
  6. Spread glazed walnuts on wax or parchment paper and allow to cool.
  7. Once cool, break walnuts apart, using hands (the hardened caramel will make them stick together).
  8. Serve on salads or in a bowl, for snacking.

Makes about 1 cup glazed walnuts.

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Liv, on Oct 19, 10:45 PM, wrote:

This is an awesome recipe! I used peanuts instead and made a number of different batches! Some with just the sugar, some with sugar, chilli and a dash of soy and sugar with cinnamon and nutmeg! This is going to be a staple in our house!

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