Spices Mayan Chocolate Coated Walnuts

  • Yield: 2-4 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins


2tablespoons butter
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
2teaspoons ground cinnamon
2cups California walnut halves
2tablespoons granulated sugar
1tablespoon cocoa powder


  1. 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.
  2. Sprinkle with sugar and toss to coat walnuts. Pour mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in center of oven for about one hour at 250 degrees F, stirring about every 15 minutes, until walnuts are a deep golden color and toasted.
  3. Sift cocoa over warm walnuts. Let cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 470
  • Glycemic Load 4
  • Fat 43g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 11g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 50mg
  • Potassium 360mg
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 15g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 15%