You are here: Home » Recipes » Spices Mayan Chocolate Coated Walnuts Spices Mayan Chocolate Coated Walnuts Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 2-4 servings Prep 5 mins Cook 15 mins PrintEmail Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper2 teaspoons ground cinnamon2 cups California walnut halves2 tablespoons granulated sugar1 tablespoon cocoa powder Instructions 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 at 250 degrees F, stirring about every 15 minutes, until walnuts are a deep golden color and toasted. Sift cocoa over warm walnuts. Let cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.