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Crunchy Vanilla Walnuts

A source of omega-3s and B vitamins, these walnuts are so delicious. —Gabriele Osborn, Rancho Santa Fe, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4-1/3 cups


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups walnut halves
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the walnuts, oil and vanilla. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. foil-lined baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 243 calories, 22g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • ssbuxton
    Feb 16, 2014

    Doubled the batch and cooked at the same temp and time. Superb! I may need to hide them!

  • cherstad
    Mar 8, 2013

    Very tasty snack! I followed the recipe as written, using Splenda instead of sugar. I also discovered I didn't have enough walnuts, so I ended up using 2 cups of walnuts and 2 cups of pecans. They were done for me after 25 minutes, and made the kitchen smell wonderful!

  • jujubean79
    May 26, 2012

    I love this recipe, the walnuts were so good. I thought it was a great balance of sweet & spicy. (I used Splenda). Super easy to make.

  • KScales
    Feb 7, 2012

    Due to comments here, we have reviewed and retested this recipe. We have lowered the baking temp to 300 and the time to 30 min. The changes will be updated here soon. We aplogize for the error.Taste of Home Test Kitchen

  • csnoeren
    Feb 5, 2012

    The walnuts burned even when stirred every 10 minutes. I think if the cook time/temp were adjusted the flavor would be good, so optimistically went with two stars, even though my first attempt at this recipe was definitely a one star.

  • vscreations
    Jan 22, 2011

    I had problems with the 325/35 min. Threw away the first batch because they tasted burnt. Based on other good reviews, will try again and lower the temp.

  • themrsh
    Dec 23, 2010

    This was pretty good. I didn't have any problems with the bake time. I stirred every 10 minutes. I think it could use a little more sweetness. Getting ready to make some more and I might up a few spices and maybe add some brown sugar.

  • TerriG120
    Dec 19, 2010

    35 minutes at 325 was too long to cook - Mine had a burned flavor even though I stirred them every 10 minutes. I will change the time or temperature the next time because they were great before cooking.

  • bizzyb
    Dec 16, 2010

    I made these exactly as the recipe stated, except that I forgot to put the pepper in (because I had to grind it first!) and they were delicious! Next time I will up the sugar to 1/2 cup (but using Splenda) and increase the cinnamon a bit to 3/8 tsp and maybe even up to 1/2 tsp. Buying more walnuts for lots more batches tonight!