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Cocoa Dusted Walnuts

It’s a spin on the candied walnut.  The Cocoa Dusted Walnut  is slightly sweet and salty.  Share it with guests as an after dinner snack, add it to a gift basket in the holidays, or store it in a desk drawer for an afternoon craving in the office.  Get your fork out to prepare this quick and simple recipe.

Stiff Egg White [left] and Coated Walnuts on Baking Sheet [right]
Cocoa and Salt Mixture [left] and Dusted Walnuts [right]

Cocoa Dusted Walnuts

The Nutty Cocoa Treat

Yields 4 servings


  • 1 egg white

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed

  • 5 tbsp cocoa, divided 1 tbsp and 4 tbsp

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 cups walnuts


1. Set oven rack in at the center level.  Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.

2.  Place egg white in a medium-sized bowl.  Beat egg white with a fork until egg white is stiff and foamy.  Mix in brown sugar until a thick mixture forms.  Add 1 tbsp cocoa and stir until smooth.

3.  Gradually fold walnuts into the mixture until coated.  Place a single layer of coated walnuts onto lined baking sheet.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set.  Make sure not to overcook; the top of the walnuts will be set and the bottoms of the walnuts may be slightly sticky.

4.  While walnuts are baking, mix salt and remaining cocoa in a separate bowl.  Remove walnuts from oven and allow to cool on lined cookie sheet for 2 minutes.  Gradually add walnuts, in batches, to dry cocoa mixture and fold dry cocoa mixture over walnuts until walnuts are completely coated.

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