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Timber 2 Table - Christmas Spiced Toasted Black Walnuts

Make and serve these sweet and spicy walnuts as a Christmas treat

Christmas Spiced Toasted Black Walnuts

15 Min

Prep Time

30 Min

Cook Time



If you love wild black walnuts and you’ve collected and managed to not eat them all this fall, or, if you have purchased some from Hammons Walnuts in Missouri, serve them up as a snack this holiday season. The recipe is simple and takes less than an hour from start to finish. You only need a few ingredients.


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The recipe doesn’t require many ingredients. You probably have most of them in your pantry or fridge.

This is a great snack to take to parties this season.

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If you have foraged or purchased black walnuts this season, toast them up and serve them for holiday snacks.

They also make excellent homemade host gifts when you attend Christmas parties this season.

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Stored in jars or other airtight containers, these make excellent Christmas gifts.

Add walnuts to a mixing bowl and sprinkle on seasonings.

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Add butter, honey, and spices to the walnuts and stir to coat the nuts well.

Mix to distribute evenly. Add melted butter and honey and toss until well coated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the walnuts out in a single layer.

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Spread the seasoned walnuts on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast till crisp.

Bake in a preheated 300-degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until nuts are toasted and aromatic. Toss nuts halfway through roasting.

Let cool completely before serving. Store in an airtight container like a jar or plastic container with a tight-fitting lid for up to a week, or freeze for longer storage.

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Store in a jar or other airtight container.


4 cups black walnuts, raw

1 ½ teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon paprika

¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on spice preference)

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

4 tablespoons butter, melted

3 tablespoons honey

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