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Crunchy Vanilla Walnuts Recipe

Crunchy Vanilla Walnuts Recipe

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. YIELD:13 servings


  • 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


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the walnuts, oil and vanilla. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat.
  • 3. Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. foil-lined baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4-1/3 cups.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 7353052 108863
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

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

cherstad User ID: 2390261 176380
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5830255 192384
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3262967 212123
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5038169 190055
Reviewed 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 User ID: 142102 181294
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4847810 193810
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4103506 131173
Reviewed 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 User ID: 567911 181293
Reviewed 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!"

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