Honey-Paprika Walnuts  


These salty, smoky, sweet nuts are perfect for a flavorful and nutritious snack.

Honey Paprika Walnuts
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins

If walnuts aren't your go-to snack yet, they should be. They're rich in healthy fats, protein, and fiber, plus you can snack on a handful without ruining your appetite for the next meal. But what's better than a snack of plain walnuts? Crispy, crunchy walnuts coated in a sweet, salty, slightly spicy mixture, guaranteed to stick to the nuts thanks to a beaten egg white in the mix. Be sure to let the nuts cool completely before diving in; they'll crisp up as they sit. Feel free to sub in pecans or almonds for the walnuts if you prefer.


  • 1 egg white

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • .50 teaspoon cayenne

  • 4 cups raw walnut halves (about 12 oz.)


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk egg white, honey, paprika, salt, and cayenne in a large bowl. Add walnuts and toss to coat. Spread walnuts on baking sheet.

  2. Bake until mostly dry but a little tacky, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes. (Walnuts will crisp up as they cool.)

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