Spiced Mayan Chocolate Coated Walnuts

Total Time
20 Mins
Serves
8
Serving Size
1/4 cup
Meal

DESCRIPTION

Indulgent desserts are known to tempt our taste buds. This Spiced Mayan Chocolate Coated Walnuts recipe lets you have your chocolate and eat it too! Gift the walnuts in a clear wax paper bag and embellish with a bright ribbon.

Total Time

Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
230 cal
Total Fat
22 g
Cholesterol
10 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat
14 g
Sodium
0 mg
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Protein
5 g
Carbohydrates
8 g

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups California walnut halves
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Preparation

  1. In a large microwavable bowl, add butter, cayenne and cinnamon. Microwave on high until butter is melted, about 30 seconds. Whisk ingredients together to combine. Add walnuts and stir to coat.
  2. Sprinkle with sugar and toss to coat walnuts. Pour mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in center of oven for about one hour at 250°F, stirring about every 15 minutes, until walnuts are a deep golden color and toasted.
  3. Sift cocoa over warm walnuts. Let cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.