• 4 cups California walnut halves and pieces
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Toss walnuts with egg whites.
  3. Mix sugar with cayenne pepper and toss with the walnuts and egg whites.
  4.  Spread walnuts on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking oil.
  5. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until walnuts are crisp and caramelized. Let cool and enjoy.