Holiday Recipes: Sugar & Spice Walnut Mix

When I woke up on Thanksgiving morning, my apartment just didn’t “smell” like Thanksgiving; it smelled like lemon Pledge and Glass Plus because I was cleaning all day previously. So this recipe is a product of my yearning for something crunchy, nutty, and sweet to snack on during cooking – not to mention I knew my place would smell amazing afterward.

This is super easy to make and it will make a great gift if you put it in little party bags with gold twist ties. I brought a bag to my friend Alex’s house last weekend because she and her boyfriend threw an amazing dinner party, and far be it from me to show up empty-handed. Turns out she asked for the recipe, so I figured I’d just share it on here. So Alex, this one’s for you!

Sugar & Spice Walnut Mix


2 cups whole walnuts, unsalted

1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup white sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp table salt

4 tbsps light corn syrup

Parchment paper



Preheat oven to 275

1. Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix around with your hands a bit.

2. Add the corn syrup and toss to coat evenly with a spatula. This take a minute or two – you should have no loose sugar or spices on the bottom of the bowl when you’re done.

3. Spread the mixture onto a sheet pan covered with parchment paper and bake at 275 for one hour, mixing halfway through to ensure nothing gets burned.

Walnut Miz prebake

4. Let cool on the parchment paper and break into pieces. Enjoy!

Walnut Mix postbake

Skinny Pig Note: If you want to make more, just double the recipe and use two sheet pans. This makes enough to cover one.

Walnut Mix close
Mmm look at the crunch factor…

One Comment

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