This easy, four-ingredient hot candied walnuts recipe delivers a classic one-two flavor punch. It leads with the sweet and follows through with the heat.
My mind seems to be on random setting. This title is making me think of Blondie because Debbie Harry was hot and wore Candies. I loved Blondie so hard. All the kids in my neighborhood did. We’d sit around in our short shorts – even the boys – because SEVENTIES! Anyway, we’d be on our suburban front lawns, poring over the album cover. Memorizing every detail. We’d spend hours with the lyrics, desperate to figure out what Rapture was all about. We were unsuccessful. But it didn’t matter. Because Debbie Harry was on fire. That hair. Those cheekbones. We all either wanted her or wanted to be her. She kicked butt.
So do these walnuts.
These are kinda Debbie Harry in walnut form.
These walnuts take 10 minutes to make and you could even shave time off of that by drizzling the butter/honey/paprika mixture onto the walnuts. I took a more exacting route and brushed it on each individual nut. I’m not sure it made a difference.
They came out of the oven looking like this:
While they cooled, I made a salad. Kale, red onion, pear and hot candied walnuts.
By this time I was so hungry I added 3 ounces of tuna, threw some olive oil and rice vinegar on it and enjoyed a delicious lunch. *A little advice* chop that kale up really well. I love kale but omg I would’ve been chewing for days if I hadn’t chopped it so small.
I think these would be a very nice hostess gift as well. Did I mention you’re all invited over for dinner? 🙂
- 1 Tbs unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 Tbs raw honey
- a scant 1/4 tsp smoked spanish paprika
- 1 cup raw walnut halves and pieces
Preheat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. You'll thank me at clean up time.
In a small saucepan, melt butter and honey over very low flame. When that's completely melted add paprika. Stir. Remove from heat.
Spread walnuts out in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Brush walnuts with the honey mixture (or drizzle.)
Roast at 375° for 5 to 10 minutes, until they're just brown.