These crispy fall spiced walnuts are toasted and covered with a light and crispy sugar coating that is full of Earthy spices. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg get you ready for the holidays!
Fall Spiced Walnuts make a great snack and an even better holiday party hostess gift!
Fall is in the air and it feels great! “Not too hot, not too cold, you just need a light jacket.” I love that quote from the not-so-bright beauty pageant contestant on Miss Congeniality! I know that it is officially Fall but I’m furious that my Kroger has filled the front door of the store with those God-Forsaken Cinnamon Brooms!
I don’t like to inhale cinnamon when I walk in the door and feel like I completed the stupid cinnamon challenge while I am trying to shop for bell peppers and lettuce! Also, they are right next to the Starbucks, so I have to wade around everyone getting their trenta PSLs that don’t even contain pumpkin!
After this most recent trips to the store, I won’t be able to taste anything but cheap cinnamon for a week!
Guess all my home-cooked meals will taste like a bad Thanksgiving dessert because I won’t be able to season properly. Okay, enough ranting…
Of all the aromas we can smell in Fall, fireplaces, football concession-stand foods, pumpkin pie spice, mulled apple cider, my Ma’s spiced pecans were always my favorite. These Fall spiced walnuts encompass all that is fall and will even work well in the winter season too. They are great for light snacking, bringing to a party, or giving as gifts to foodie friends, teachers, and party hostesses. They are easy to make and sure to please! My Ma used pecans but I am having a love affair with walnuts this week so they got to come to the dance instead. This recipe works for just about any nut you choose but you might have to watch the cooking time for smaller sized nuts.
FYI those who live in Waycross, if you see all the ^$*%^# cinnamon brooms missing from Kroger this week, don’t look at me 🙂
Enjoy these Fall Spiced Walnuts as a great post-workout snack!
These make great hostess and teachers gifts so wrap some up for a party or your kid’s teachers!
- 2 lbs walnuts
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup water
Mix sugar with spices.
Add enough water to make it messy. That was the original step, but it is around 1/4 cup.
Add walnuts and mix enough to coat the nuts.
Spread out on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake at 200F for 1 hour being sure to stir every 20 minutes.
Take out and let cool completely.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for three months.