Candied Walnuts/ Belkys

(WSVN) - Let’s talk about a sweet snack that can double as a holiday gift. That’s what’s on the menu as we grab a Bite with Belkys.

The Chef: Belkys Nerey
The Dish: Candied Walnuts

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. fine sea salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne
1 egg white
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups raw walnuts halves (12 ounces)

Method of Preparation:

  • Heat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, sea salt, cinnamon and cayenne until combined.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg white and vanilla until combined. Add the walnuts and toss until they are evenly coated.
  • Spread the pecans out in an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove baking sheet from the oven and give the walnuts a brief stir.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 20 more minutes. Remove and transfer to a wire wrack to cool for ten minutes.

To Plate:
– Great to wrap and give as gifts or to keep all for yourself! The Candied Walnuts keep well in a sealed container for up to two weeks.

Serves: 4-6

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