Pumpkin Spiced Walnuts

Pumpkin pie spice is the secret ingredient in these irresistible treats, perfect for fall snacking or gift giving.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 32


tablespoons honey
tablespoon water
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
cups walnut halves, toasted

  • 1 Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, stir together all ingredients except walnuts. Cook over medium heat, stirring until honey is dissolved. Add walnuts. Increase heat; cook about 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until liquid boils. Walnuts should be completely coated.
  • 3 Turn walnuts out onto paper-lined cookie sheet. With fork, break up mixture into individual nuts. Cool completely before serving, about 30 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice in the house, mix 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, a scant 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, a scant 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and a scant 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.