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Sweet and Spicy Holiday Nuts

By Medisys on November 25 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes

Sweet, salty and spicy – these walnuts have it all!  And they’re an excellent source of plant-based omega-3 fats. This recipe makes a delicious and addictive cocktail snack for this season’s holiday parties. Did you know that consuming just 28 grams of nuts per day can significantly reduce your risk of a number of diseases?  Click here to learn more.  Love recipes? Download our free digital recipe book. 


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1.5 cups walnut halves

1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

2 tbsp honey 

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste

pinch salt, or to taste

1/3 cup dried unsweetened cranberries or other dried fruit



Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

In a medium bowl, combine walnuts, coconut, honey, cayenne pepper and salt.

Spread walnut mixture onto a baking sheet and bake, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until brown and slightly crispy.

Transfer walnut mixture to a bowl to cool.  Toss with cranberries.  Store in an airtight container.

Serves 6.

Per ¼ cup serving: 251 calories, 8 g protein, 19 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium


Excellent source of: alpha linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid

Good source of: magnesium


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