Spiced Mayan Chocolate Coated Walnuts
This simple and flavourful mix adds a fiery kick of cayenne pepper to make spiced Mayan chocolate-coated walnuts a perfect snack for entertaining or simply lounging.
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- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 cups walnut halves
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C).
- 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. Sprinkle with sugar and toss to coat walnuts.
- Pour mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in center of oven for about one hour, stirring about every 15 minutes, until walnuts are a deep golden colour and toasted. Sift cocoa over warm walnuts. Let cool.
- Store spiced Mayan chocolate-coated walnuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Per 1/4 cup (60 ml) serving, about: 200 calories, 4 g protein, 20 g total fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 10 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium